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The City of Longmont Office of Emergency Management looks forward to the opportunity to speak to your civic organization, workplace, neighbors, and/or church group to ensure that you are prepared for an emergency. The presentation will provide
residents with tools to become part of a solution when a disaster hits. Please email
or call (303) 651-8438 to schedule a date and a time for a presentation.
- If you own a landline, you will receive a reverse 9-1-1 call for the Longmont city limits.
- However, if you are utilizing mobile devices you must sign up to receive reverse 9-1-1 calls. For more information and to sign up for Reverse 9-1-1.
- Visit the City of Longmont home page for directions on obtaining emergency updates.
- Sign up for the Longmont Fire Police OEM Facebook page
- Call center recorder will be providing flood levels from May 1 - July 30 - (303) 651-8595. This is the same phone number that is used when the emergency operations center is open.
- Longmont has a radio station that works best on your car radio in the city limits. 1670AM
- Know your neighbors
- Insured vs underinsured
- Developing a family emergency response plan
- How will you contact one another? In an emergency text - don't call. Your text messages will go through when the first tower is available. Calling on your phone may not work at all.
- How will you get back together? Neighborhood meeting place
Regional meeting place Pick someone from outside of town for everyone to check in with
What will you do in different situations?
- Plan to stay put or meet up?
Home / Neighborhood
/ School or Work
Have a plan for personal items to evacuate - before it ever happens
- Create list of important items to be removed and their locations (photos, keepsakes, etc.). What will you use to pack these items to leave within a 15 minute notice?
- Take your:
- cords/plug ins for all mobile devices
- Prescription medications and glasses
- Cash or travelers checks
- Family documents including insurance policies, identification, bank account information in a waterproof portable container, medical insurance cards (scan/take photos and put on jump drive)
- Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
- Complete change of clothing
- your pets and make sure they have identification tags which are always up to date and securely fastened to your pets collar. Provide a phone number. If your pet gets lost, his tag is his ticket home.
- Move away from danger - avoid downed power lines
- Lock doors if intruder is present
- Seek shelter
Make a kit to sustain your family for the first 72 hours you may need to be on your own
For additional information on making a kit (see FEMA information on making your family kit). Basic kit content includes:
- Water: one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days
- Food: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery powered and NOAA weather radio with extra batteries
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First Aid Kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air/plastic sheeting/duct tape to shelter in place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities:
- How do I? Turn off the water
- How do I? Turn off natural gas
- How do I? Turn off electricity
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper - when dilute nine parts water to one part bleach this can be used as a disinfectant
- Fire extinguisher
- Matches in a water proof container
- Personal hygiene supplies
- Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
- Paper and a pencil
- Books, games and puzzles for children
- Infant formula and diapers
- Pet food and extra water for your pet
more information about emergency preparedness in Longmont, please call the City of Longmont, Office of Emergency Management at (303) 651-8438 or contact us by email.