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Preparedness Grant Case Studies: Colorado

Colorado has invested over $180 million in Federal homeland security grants since 2006. Colorado’s emergency preparedness initiatives target terrorism prevention and all-hazards disaster response.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfAmateur Radio Volunteers Protect Community Water Supply

Colorado’s Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) assists in establishing and maintaining emergency communications during disasters. In response to historic flooding in 2013, 150 ARES volunteers supported operations at a critical wastewater facility.

Icon for file of type application/pdfTerrorism Liaison Officer and the Community Awareness Programs

Through the Terrorism Liaison Officer program and Community Awareness Program, the Colorado Information Analysis Center trains local law enforcement officers, private sector partners, and the general public to recognize and report terrorism-related information.

Icon for file of type application/pdfRegional Explosives Unit Protects Police Officers

The South Central Regional Explosives Unit responds to hundreds of explosive-related calls in 33 Colorado counties each year, including improvised explosive devices, active shooters, booby-trapped drug facilities, and suspicious packages