"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 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."