Emergency Management

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  • Phone: 970-328-3545
    Fax: 970-328-8694

    Emergency Management
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631


    Call 9-1-1 for emergencies
    or 970-479-2201

Rocky Mountain Business Preparedness Academy

Contact: Troy Staples, American Red Cross Corporate Preparedness Manager at 303-607-4767 or troy.staples@redcross.org   

July 21, 2014 -  Up to 40 percent of small businesses fail to reopen after a natural or manmade disaster – a statistic that Colorado communities stuck by recent floods and wildfires are hoping to beat. “The best chance of surviving the odds is to prepare well in advance, whether for a catastrophic natural disaster like last year’s floods or a more localized emergency like an active shooter or an IT systems failure,” said Troy Staples, Corporate Preparedness Manager for the American Red Cross Colorado & Wyoming Region. 

In order to help businesses, schools and organizations get prepared, the Red Cross will host the Rocky Mountain Business Preparedness Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The all-day academy, sponsored by Bellco Credit Union, will feature expert speakers on a range of preparedness topics that are beneficial for businesses both small and large, as well as for non-profits, faith-based organizations, schools and community groups. 

Rocky Mountain Business Preparedness Academy 
8 a.m.-5 p.m.., Tuesday, Sept. 30 (Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.) 
The Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Blvd, Denver, CO 80210 

Keynote speakers are Lyons Mayor/business owner John O’Brien and Littleton Public Schools Director of Security and Emergency Planning Guy Grace; plus a variety of experts in the field of corporate and community preparedness. 

The cost is $10 per person for Red Cross Ready Rating members; $25 per person for non-members. You may register at www.redcross.org/RMBPA.  

Topics at the 2014 Business Preparedness Academy will include:

  • Insider threat/active shooter
  • Cyber security
  • Crisis communication plans
  • How to write a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) and a MAA (Mutual Aid Agreement)
  • TTX (Table Top Exercise): A walk-through of the first 36 hours of a disaster
  • Be Red Cross Ready: Individual preparedness training for staff 
  • Introduction to Ready Rating preparedness program
  • And more! 

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/Colorado or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossdenver.