DHSEM Update: July 1, 2015


The current issue of the DHSEM Update is available to read.  This issue includes information on:

  • Steve Denney: Celebrating 22 Years of Service
  • DHSEM Grant Information and Updates
  • FEMA Issuance of Public Assistance Policy on Insurance
  • Federal Lands Coordination Funding and Technical Assistance Available
  • Comment Period for the latest ALERT2 Technical Specification Now Open
  • Job and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Congratulations and Kudos
  • Colorado Emergency Management Academy Graduation
  • FEMA Announced Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY2015 Homeland Security National Training Program/ Continuing Training Grants Program
  • Educational Resources
  • Training Information

Colorado Daily Status Report July 1, 2015

Colorado Daily Status Report banner with DHSEM Logo
Alerts/Warnings
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status
Day to Day
Current Disasters/Large Incidents
Incident Name 
Spring 2015 Storms
Incident Start Date
April 28 through Current
Location/County
Numerous counties across Colorado.
Resources
Regional Field Managers, Strategic Communications and Mitigation & Recovery Team providing on-going support.
Executive Order Issued
State of Colorado (Verbal)
11 Counties: Baca, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Saguache, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
10 Towns: Brush, Colorado Springs, Crestone, Evans, Ft. Morgan, Iliff, Julesburg, Manitou Springs, Ovid

DHSEM Mitigation and Recovery Program Report: June 30, 2015

graphic for Mitigation and Recovery Report

The June 30th edition of the DHSEM Mitigation and Recovery Report.

graphic showing DR 4145 funding

graphic showing disaster case management stats

map of federal lands in Colorado

photo from disaster case management class

Colorado Daily Status Report June 30, 2015

Colorado Daily Status Report banner with DHSEM Logo
Alerts/Warnings
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status
Day to Day
Current Disasters/Large Incidents
Incident Name 
Spring 2015 Storms
Incident Start Date
April 28 through Current
Location/County
Numerous counties across Colorado.
Resources
Regional Field Managers, Strategic Communications and Mitigation & Recovery Team providing on-going support.
Executive Order Issued
State of Colorado (Verbal)
11 Counties: Baca, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Saguache, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
10 Towns: Brush, Colorado Springs, Crestone, Evans, Ft. Morgan, Iliff, Julesburg, Manitou Springs, Ovid

Firefighters Respond to Fire at Ecklund Draw in Dinosaur National Monument

Media release provided by National Park Service PIO Dan Johnson. This press release can also be viewed at: http://www.nps.gov/dino/learn/news/ecklundfire.htm.
Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument are responding to a lightning-caused fire in the Ecklund Draw area along the Green River’s Lodore Canyon.

The Ecklund Fire, located in the Ecklund Draw and Pot Creek area of Lodore Canyon in the Colorado portion of the monument, was reported just before dark on Saturday, June 27th and has since grown to 400 acres. It is burning mostly grass, brush and Ponderosa pine understory within an old fire scar. Ecklund Draw is located in a remote portion of the monument near the northwest boundary with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) near Black Ridge. The fire has started to spread to the northeast into the BLM Diamond Breaks Wilderness Study Area. This is where containment efforts are concentrated. The rocky canyon terrain is expected to help contain any southern or eastern spread.

In addition to monument staff, a Type III Helicopter from Yellowstone National Park and a Type II IA hand crew from the US Forest Service are working together to contain the fire. Additional hand crews and helicopter support have been ordered. The Ecklund Fire is being managed as a Type III Incident. No estimate on containment at this point.

The Ecklund Fire presents no immediate threat to monument visitors or structures. No evacuations are in effect at this time. Smoke may be visible in the monument from overlooks along the Harpers Corner Road and from along the Green River corridor through Lodore Canyon.

The upper lot of the Canyon Overlook along the Harpers Corner Road will remain closed while it is used for helicopter operations. The fire has not impacted any other visitor service or facility. For more information about Dinosaur National Monument, call (435) 781-7700.

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