Adams-Arapahoe County ARES Monthly Meeting -- Next meeting planned for Thursday, December 9th at 19:00 hours. This meeting will be VIRTUAL ONLY using Google Meet -- DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --

Projects in the Development - 2021

East I-70 Corridor FOG/Shelter Plan - A guide to operating when deployed to East I-70 Corridor to assist with other jurisdictions, agencies and ARES groups during a variety of conditions or incidents. Randy Councell, NØOEM is the State ARES I-70 corridor Coordinator and John Nanney ADØPD is Deputy Coordinator for Adams-Arapahoe County ARES.

ARES Emergency Response and Operations Manual - This includes all of the information an ARES member will when Planning, Preparation, Responding and Recovery to an incident or deployment to be working in the field with one of our served agencies or other ARES groups. This booklet will include all the information as a guide for ARES members needs, to include, Incident Command (ICS) forms, ICS Guidelines, ICS Positions/Tasks, WINLINK operations and Communication Plans. Including Weather activation and reporting protocols. Preparing the necessary Go Kits for deployment.

Dispatch/Communications Guide - Field Operations Guides (FOG) for the various dispatch centers(PSAP/911), and emergency operation centers (EOC) and command vehicles (CP) an annex in the guide above. To include a list of Tactical Call signs for Critical Key Infrastructure (CKI) sites. identify locations for radio reporting or spotting operations.

Map Book/Infrastructure - Adams-Arapahoe County ARES map book that the entire group can utilize and carry when working with our served agencies and surrounding areas. Including the ARES Zone Map. List of Critical Key Infrastructure (CKI). Including data for the CKI sites obtained on the ARES Site Survey Form. List of major highway and interstate highways in the County. There are digital options available, but not everyone has access to these resources in the field, having something we can carry as a guide.

Hazardous Sites - As an annex to the Map book, make a list that can be identified on a map of all hazardous locations (All Hazards Approach) and index of listed sites. Identified the areas where weather related or other disasters can impede traffic flow, evacuation routes or create hazardous situations. Having a list of these hazardous locations we can better respond to the requests of our served agencies for monitoring these locations, as well as keeping our own members safe at home or deployment.

If you are interested in helping with any of these projects or have ideas for other project(s), please contact Operations, Planning or Training Section Chiefs

Make A Plan

Explains what an emergency communication plan is and why you should make one. It also provides tips and templates on how to make a plan.

Family Emergency Communication Planning Document

Family Emergency Communication Plan Wallet Cards

Family Communication Plan for Parents (English)

Family Communication Plan for Kids (English)

Build A Kit

A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

Emergency Supply List