Emergency Preparedness

Thank you for visiting the Jefferson County Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage. Our staff is here to serve the public health needs of the community before, during and after an event. Emergency preparedness involves the resources of public health, emergency response teams, law enforcement, community members and our dedicated volunteers.

Report Emergencies

  • Report a community public health emergency at any time by calling 303-232-6301 or 303-239-7156.
  • Report a radioactive materials incident at any time to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment at 303-877-9757.

The Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public, managed by CDPHE and the Rocky Mountain Poison Center, is available to provide consistent up-to-date information to the public on various public health emergency topics. Call the line at 877-462-2911.


JCPH works in close partnership with:

Healthcare Coalition

Are you a healthcare facility interested in emergency preparedness and response? Learn how you can participate in the Metro Foothills Healthcare Coalition (MFHCC) Chapter of the North Central Region Healthcare Coalition (NCR HCC) [external link].

Safe Infant Feeding Project

Protecting Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) is a necessary part of pediatric disaster planning. To date, we have created a formal plan, trained 30 volunteers for deployment in our region and across the state, and put together 28 family feeding kits and 7 shelter bins for distribution. Visit our Google Folder for materials, kit lists and training information [external link].

Additional Resources

Last updated 4/2023