Windsor police, firefighters to team up for emergency preparedness education – Greeley Tribune

Windsor police and firefighters will go door-to-door next week to educate residents about emergency preparedness.

Police and firefighters will increase awareness of emergency preparedness, including getting more people to sign up for emergency notifications through CodeRED and NOCO Alert, Weld County and Larimer County’s primary notification systems, as well as Windsor Severance Fire Rescue’s Community Connect. They will also encourage residents to update their emergency supply kits and verify whether their current homeowner insurance coverage is appropriate for the value of their property.

Officials anticipate visiting 850 homes by the end of the effort, according to a town news release.

CodeRED and NOCO Alert can be used to alert residents via cellphone, landline, email and fax. To register for CodeRED, go to weld911alert.com. For NOCO Alert, go to NoCoAlert.org.

With Community Connect, residents can securely upload information about their property, including details about their home, family, pets, and medical and functional needs, to assist firefighters before they arrive at an incident. For more information, go to wsfr.us/community-connect.

“Disaster preparedness needs to be a year-round effort,” Windsor Emergency Manager Bob Ball said in the release. “Our agencies’ boots on the ground effort is one of many ways we’re working to encourage residents to consider their risks. We want them to know that public safety should be a top priority and while we can’t predict where disaster will strike, we can prepare.”

More public education is planned throughout next year.

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