September is National Preparedness Month; Boulder OEM and Boulder JCC Offer Training

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The Boulder JCC is partnering with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management to offer training for leaders in the community so that they can train others on how to prepare and plan for the next disaster.  This training will take place at the Boulder JCC on Tuesday, September 20 from 6-9 pm.  We will gather at 5:30 pm for a reception and a chance to meet other community leaders. 

You are a leader in this community if you:

  • Involved in your school PTO or any kind of parent group
  • Involved in your HOA or Neighborhood Association
  • Lead a bowling team, kickball team, softball or any active sports group
  • Will teach other members of your congregation or havura
  • Part of a regular poker group, walking group, book club 

This train the trainer method will help Boulder OEM reach the most people with the information they need.  The course material will include three, 60-minute units that will cover:

  1. The history of disasters in Boulder County, threats, hazards, and risk assessments
  2. Disaster response and recovery
  3. Facilitation tools and an overview of community resources

You don’t need to be an expert to become a trainer.  The leaders at Boulder OEM will provide you with the tools and knowledge to support you in successfully training your friends and peers in the community. 

There are limited spots available. A waitlist is an option if the training is filled. This program is limited to 40 people but will be offered again in the future if there is demand. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Advance registration is required.  If you have any questions please feel free to email

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