The Town of Firestone wants to make sure all residents and businesses are prepared for large scale emergencies or disasters such as tornadoes, floods, explosions, hazardous materials accidents and other incidents.
The Ready Colorado website offers comprehensive information to make sure everyone is prepared for emergencies.
- Make an emergency plan
- Stay informed with notifications
- Get involved by taking a class or volunteering
The Town of Firestone and Weld County offer notifications that residents and businesses can utilize.
The Town of Firestone utilizes the Blackboard Connect notification system to provide updates via phone, cell phone, email or text message. Subscribers may choose to get updates via one or all of the methods of delivery. The message system is used for Town emergencies, severe weather conditions, evacuations, threats and additional Town information.
CodeRED Emergency Notifications
The CodeRED high-speed emergency notification system offers a reverse notification system used to alert Weld County residents of emergencies. This free system also offers features to subscribers including free weather notifications via text or email. Those who register will receive notifications if their registered address is within the direct path of severe weather projected by the National Weather Service. More information about CodeRED can be found here.
Outdoor Sirens No Longer Utilized as New Technology is Key
The Town of Firestone, in partnership with the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, moved away from outdoor sirens to more advanced systems for severe weather alerts in January 2013. It was determined that sirens are not capable of providing specific information on weather conditions and what people need to do to prepare. In addition, they gave little warning of approaching severe weather and are not designed to be heard indoors or in vehicles.
Residents are encouraged to sign up for new technology options, including:
- Cell phone, web-based and pager alerts are one of the best systems in place for severe weather mobile alerts. Emergency response and emergency management agencies within Weld County and the Carbon Valley area are recommending that all residents register their cell phone, pager, email and other electronic devices for emergency notifications through the CodeRED Emergency Notification Service.
- Weather band radios will be raffled off at community events in Firestone and Frederick, but can also be purchased at a number of retail outlets for approximately $20.
- Local television and radio broadcasts.
- To sign up for upcoming weather spotter classes, visit the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District’s website.
The public should not call 911 unless they have an actual emergency.