The City of Greeley Office of Emergency Management (OEM) ensures that the City of Greeley is a prepared and resilient community for all hazards. The OEM prioritizes improving the capabilities to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and human-caused disasters.
The OEM is a two-person work unit located within the Greeley Fire Department. The Emergency Manager, who reports directly to the Fire Chief, leads the OEM and the city’s multi-disciplinary Incident Support Team (IST). The IST is comprised of emergency management specialists from nine city departments and five partner agencies. The Assistant Emergency Manager assists the Emergency Manager and is designated as the disaster training and exercise specialist for the City of Greeley.
The OEM will always be the catalyst for holistic approaches and cross-department communications.
The OEM is responsible for updating the following plans:
This simple, easy, and free program will enable public safety authorities to notify you via phone, cell phone, or email of major emergencies in your area.
Please click on the CodeRED logo to register your home and work addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses, so we can keep you informed and help you prepare.
The forces of nature can devastate a community, whether tornadoes, storms, blizzards, or wildfires; all of these can create a natural disaster. Other types of disasters can include communicable diseases, terrorist threats or other life threatening emergencies.
If a disaster occurs, local government and disaster-relief organizations have plans in place to assist citizens. However, these agencies can become overwhelmed during severe disasters and it’s wise for you to have a plan to care for yourself and your family.
Knowledge is your best defense! Stay informed by registering your phone, cell phone, or email address for emergency alerts at weld911alert.com. You’ll be alerted anytime there is a major emergency in your area.
Assemble a disaster supply kit before disaster strikes. Ready.gov has guides to help you make your kit.
Keep fuel in your car if evacuation seems likely. Gas stations may be closed during emergencies. Know when to evacuate and where to go.
You will need to listen to authorities on the timeline to evacuate, if they give you time to gather some of your belongings and pack them in your car. You should remember to pack up financial documents, prescriptions, family photos, and other items of personal value. Make sure you have someplace to take the family animals.
Be sure everyone in your household knows where to find shelter from all hazards that affect your area.
In case of emergency stay tuned to the following for information regarding evacuation and shelter locations
With the exception of service animals, pets are generally not permitted in emergency shelters for health reasons. Keep this in mind as you are making your plan.
Take steps to ensure your home and household are safe from the potential effects of disasters like floods, tornadoes, high winds, and wild fires. These measure can be implemented before a disaster occurs.
After an emergency, continue to listen for news on where to get help from disaster relief organizations and government agencies