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Coming Up 
Public Meeting – Hazard Mitigation Plan 
August 18 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. 
Zang Spur Room of George DiCiero Building – One DesCombes Drive 

The public is invited to attend the Broomfield Emergency Management Advisory Committee (BEMAC) meeting on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 to hear about the Broomfield Hazard Mitigation Plan and have the opportunity make comments and suggestions to the committee. The meeting will be held form 1 – 3:30 p.m. in the Zang Spur Room of the George Di Ciero Building in Broomfield.  

The purpose of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is to protect people and property in the City and County of Broomfield from the effects of natural and human-caused hazards. 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. Formal approval of this plan by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also assures that the City and County of Broomfield will remain eligible for federal grant funding under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs.

Broomfield is developing a plan that focuses on the risks and potential mitigation measures relevant to the community. All comments received from the public will be documented and considered for inclusion in the plan during this meeting. For additional information contact Kent Davies, Emergency Manager at 720.887.2078.

"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."