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Emergency Operations Center And Emergency Preparedness

In 2008, the Cities of Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and the West Metro Fire Protection District completed a new joint Emergency Operations Center (EOC), designed to develop and maintain coordinated support for the incident commander during a critical incident and to provide event awareness to City decision-makers. The center also functions on a daily basis, facilitating response to events of less critical magnitude.  


The EOC's major operating systems are connected to an alternate power source that supports overhead computer projectors and television screens, providing emergency response officials with real-time images and information. Center staff also has backup police dispatch consoles, ham radio equipment and laptop computers available on a 24-hour basis.  

Being prepared for emergencies is everyone's responsibility -- including yours!

How will you know if disaster is about to strike? And what can you do to prepare?

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For People with Disabilities

Preparing for emergencies can present unique challenges for people with disabilities. In addition to the information on Lakewood's emergency preparedness webpages, people with disabilities may want to check these additional resources:




Lakewood's Office of Emergency Management prepares warning and response plans, and conducts tests and training throughout the year, for natural and man-made emergencies that could impact the city and its residents.

We encourage you to implement emergency preparedness at your house too!

Contact Information:

Emergency Management and Homeland Security
445 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7118