"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." -Robert Swan

Emergency Management

Community sustainability is maintained by increasing our resiliency to all types of hazards. The Thornton Emergency Management Office strives to improve employee resilience by:

  1. Advancing procedures and mechanisms to help ensure employee welfare
  2. Develop systems that take into account the welfare of employees' families during or following hazardous events
  3. Provide employees with information that will help their families withstand and recover from hazardous events

The Thornton Emergency Management Office also sponsors the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program. Approximately 30-40 Thornton residents go through this eight-week program each year. CERT trained residents are able to do the following:

  1. Serve as post-disaster recovery volunteers
  2. Provide assistance at City shelters
  3. Have a higher-level understanding of City and other emergency response services such as Police, EMS, and Fire
  4. Have a basic understanding of disaster psychology