Emergencies / Evacuation

Emergencies / Evacuation

For a medical, personal safety, or other emergency, always call 911.

To receive emergency notifications in the event of fire or other imminent danger, be sure you’re signed up for Boulder County’s Everbridge emergency alert system. With this system, you will receive notifications wherever you are, and you can get alerts for multiple locations that may be important to you.

The City of Boulder also utilizes a wireless emergency alert system (WEA) similar to the Amber Alert system, that will reach all enabled cell phones within a certain geographic area, regardless of whether you are signed up to receive the county’s emergency alerts. To receive these alerts, be sure to turn on emergency and public safety notifications on your phone.

In addition, the City of Boulder has recently launched a new web-based emergency mapping tool called Zonehaven that divides the city into labeled zones and allows emergency personnel to easily communicate status and evacuation information during an emergency. Go to community.zonehaven.com to see your zone and its status.


If we need to evacuate:

–Cul-de-sac residents should check in on each other 
–Those not in cul-de-sacs should check in with their two or three immediate neighbors
–Special attention should be given to neighbors who might need a little extra help
–Let others know you’ve evacuated and/or put a sign on your door to indicate you’re out
–Leave as early as you can to avoid the inevitable gridlock on Greenbriar Blvd.
Consider creating a text group of your agreed-upon contacts so the check-in can go very quickly and cover everyone. If someone doesn’t respond to a text, a phone call or a door knock could be a fallback. And if it’s the middle of the night and all else fails, go outside and lean on your car horn!

Other useful resources:

City of Boulder Emergency Preparedness Information
Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Emergency Status Page
Twitter page for Boulder Fire-Rescue Department (BFRD)
Twitter page for Boulder Police Department