The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s Emergency Management and Preparedness team encourages citizens to take steps toward preparing themselves and their families for emergencies. "Be Your Own Hero" (BYOH) is a campaign the Sheriff's Office launched to provide easily accessible online digital magazine guides specific to Colorado disasters.
These guides have Colorado concentric information, videos, checklists, and phone numbers you may need during a natural disaster. You can view the e-zine on your devices or download a pdf version.
The Flooding digital magazine launched in October 2022 and focuses on being your own hero in preparing and learning to live with flooding in Colorado.
Additional Preparedness Tools
- Register your wireless phone or VOIP phone to receive emergency notifications
- Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans, FEMA
- 72-hour Emergency Kit (PDF)
- READY Colorado
- Large and Small Animal Evacuation at Foothills Animal Shelter (PDF)
- Plan for Livestock (PDF)
- Plan for Pets (PDF)
- Preparing Makes Sense for Pet Owners, FEMA
- PetPlace.com: Keeping your pets safe during disasters
Persons with Disabilities
- Preparation Information for People with Disabilities from Ready.gov (PDF)
- Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities, Others with Access and Functional Needs from Ready.gov
- Emergency Information for people with disabilities
- Accessible Emergency Information website
- Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP)
- FireWise Colorado
- Ready, Set, GO! (PDF) (personal wildfire action plan)
- United States Forest Service - Region 2
- National Wildfire Coordination Group
- Colorado State Forest Service