Office of Emergency Management

Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed

The City of Greeley’s Office of Emergency Management ensures that Greeley is a resilient community prepared for all types of hazards. The Office of Emergency Management works to improve the city’s capabilities in mitigating against, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural and human-caused disasters.

The Office of Emergency Management is a two-person unit located within the Greeley Fire Department. Reporting directly to the Fire Chief, the Emergency Manager leads the Office of Emergency Management and the city’s multi-disciplinary Incident Support Team. The team includes emergency management specialists from nine city departments and five partner agencies. The Assistant Emergency Manager is the designated training and exercise specialist for the city and is available to help with planning and facilitating disaster event scenarios.

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for updating the following plans:

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

Code Red

This simple, easy, and free program enables public safety authorities to notify you via phone, cell phone, or email of major emergencies in your area. Click on the CodeRED logo to register your home and work addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses, so we can keep you informed and help you prepare. can help you make a plan for you and your loved ones.

COVID-19 Information

What You Should Know in an Emergency

Tornadoes, storms, blizzards, and wildfires can devastate a community. Other disasters can include communicable diseases, terrorist threats and other life-threatening emergencies.

If a disaster occurs, local government and disaster-relief organizations have plans in place to assist citizens. However, these agencies can become overwhelmed during severe disasters and it’s wise for you to have a plan to care for yourself and your family.

What You Can Expect During a Disaster

  • Interruptions in utility services (electricity, telephone, heat, water supply);
  • Explosions, fires and hazardous waste are serious threats to safety;
  • Civil unrest;
  • Limited ability, if at all, to purchase food or gasoline.

What You Can Do

Knowledge is your best defense! Stay informed by registering your phone, cell phone, or email address for emergency alerts at You’ll be alerted anytime there is a major emergency in your area.

Emergency Planning and Disaster Supplies

Assemble a disaster supply kit before disaster strikes. has guides to help you make your kit.


Keep fuel in your car if evacuation seems likely. Gas stations may be closed during emergencies. Know when to evacuate and where to go.

Listen to authorities when they announce an evacuation timeline. Gather some of your belongings and pack them in your car ahead of time. You may not have much time if the evacuation is imminent. Focus on financial documents, prescriptions, family photos, and anything else of personal value. Have a plan for your pets as well.


Be sure everyone in your household knows where to find shelter from all hazards that affect your area.

In case of emergency stay tuned to the following for information regarding evacuation and shelter locations

Animals in Disaster

With the exception of service animals, pets are generally not permitted in emergency shelters for health reasons. Keep this in mind as you are making your plan.


Take steps to ensure your home and household are safe from the potential effects of disasters like floods, tornadoes, high winds, and wildfires. These measures can be implemented before a disaster occurs.

Recovering from Disaster

After an emergency, continue to listen for news on where to get help from disaster relief organizations and government agencies.

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