Arapahoe County ARES Monthly Meeting -- Next meeting planned for Thursday, May 13th at 19:00 hours -- DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --

Projects The Planning Team is currently working on.


East I-70 FOG - A guide to operating when deployed to East I-70 during a variety of conditions.

Pocket FOG - A small booklet ~ 5x7 booklet that includes all of the information needed when responding to an incident or working in the field with one of our served agencies. The last items needed are guides to some of our served agencies Dispatch Centers and the 3 Mobile Command Vehicles. If you can help prepare materials for any of these sites please let us know.

We also need people to help us in creating Field Operations Guides for the various dispatch centers and command vehicles so they can be included in the guide above.

Mapbook - Arapahoe County ARES needs a map book that the entire group can use and carry when working with our served agencies. There are plenty of digital options available but we recognize that not everyone has access to these resources in the field and believe that something we can carry on paper is appropriate.

Hazards - In addition to the Mapbook, we need to make a list that can be placed on a map of hazardous locations. When we had the heavy rains in September 2013, we identified a number of areas where water impeded traffic or created hazardous situations. Also, during the winter there are areas where blowing snow, ice, or other related hazards are located. If we have a list of these we can better respond to the requests of our served agencies for monitoring these situations as well as keeping our own selves safe.

If you are interested in helping with any of these projects or have another project let us know.

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