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Coming Up 
Public Meeting – Hazard Mitigation Plan 
Oct. 27 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
Broomfield Police/Detention Facility - 11600 Ridge Parkway, Broomfield, CO 80021

A public meeting to discuss the current updates to the Broomfield Hazard Mitigation Plan (Plan) is scheduled for October 27, 2015, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Broomfield Police/Detention Facility, 11600 Ridge Parkway, Broomfield, CO 80021. The meeting is hosted by the Broomfield Emergency Management Advisory Committee (BEMAC) to review the final draft of the Plan and to give citizens an opportunity to make comments or suggestions. All comments received from the public will be documented and considered for inclusion in the Plan.

The Plan was originally prepared in 2004 and updated in 2009 as part of a regional plan by Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). For the 2015 updates to the Plan, the City and County of Broomfield has elected to develop an independent hazard mitigation plan that focuses more on the risks and potential mitigation measures relevant to the citizens of Broomfield.

The purpose of the Plan is to protect people and property in Broomfield from the effects of natural and human-caused hazards by identifying and implementing measures for reducing and eliminating losses from hazard events. This plan provides local officials with a tool to guide policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses from hazards. Formal approval of this plan by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also assures that Broomfield will remain eligible for federal grant funding under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs.

Please review the plan below and submit your comments by November 22, 2015. 

Broomfield Emergency Mitigation Plan

Comment Form 

"The only thing harder than explaining why you need to prepare for a disaster is to explain why you didn't!' - Author Unknown
Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Emergency management is not a person, group, or even a governmental entity, but a mentality or commitment to finding creative ways to safely live in an environment that is full of risk. Emergency management is a community responsibility that should not be neglected, as the safety of Broomfield’s people and the protection of our resources are essential to sustaining our way of life. Further, emergency management is a methodical process of identifying community risk, mitigating risk through engineering and preparedness measures. Then, where risk cannot be eliminated, we prepare plans for managing consequences and recovering to a new normal.

Emergency Manager Kent Davies oversees the Emergency Management Unit, which is comprised of a public education coordinator and citizen volunteers and the Broomfield Emergency Management Advisory Committee. These two entities are tasked with the development and implementation of a comprehensive emergency management program. This program encompasses all organizations, agencies, departments, and individuals that have a role in emergency management and homeland security functions and will address hazards that are applicable to the City and County of Broomfield. It provides public education that includes emergency preparedness/awareness for both the public and private sectors.

This comprehensive emergency management program places Broomfield well on its way to becoming a resilient community, one that can overcome the challenges of natural, technological, and human-caused disasters and can provide for "Hometown Security."