Colorado Emergency Response Guide Available

A new resource is now available to all State employees.  It is located on the DHSEM website in the Resource Library and also under Preparedness Resources.
The purpose of the State Emergency Response Guide is to offer quick reference procedures for handling an emergency situation in the work environment. Per 8 CCR 1507-41 Rules and Regulations Concerning Building Security and Occupant Protection, this Emergency Response Guide serves as the standardized guide to be used by State employees during emergency situations. The Table of Contents lists types of emergencies that an employee may encounter. The electronic version will link you directly to the page for the instructions on what to do during that specific type of emergency. All employees should be familiar with this guide to quickly find information when an emergency does 
occur. Each emergency is unique and will require the use of common sense in addition to these guidelines. All employees are expected to cooperate with the implementation of these procedures during real emergencies as well as exercises designed to test these procedures. Employees who do not follow these procedures may be found to be in violation of C.R.S 18-8-104 as well as individual agency policies and may be subject to disciplinary actions. 
This document is not intended to replace standard operating procedures, laws, or regulations; it is merely a quick reference guide. This document suggests common sense practices and should be used as a guide only. The respective department’s “Emergency Action Plan” or “Emergency Operations Plan” should be read before proceeding. For assistance with the development of your emergency response team or with the implementation of this State Emergency Response Guide, please contact the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at 720-852-6616.