|2255 W. Berry Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120
The Littleton Emergency Planning Department is directed by the volunteer services of command personnel from the fire/police, public works and communications departments. Emergency planning provides implementation of emergency/disaster planning and assistance for the city. It supplies and maintains emergency communication systems for warning of disasters (tornado, flood, severe winter storm, etc.) via the National Warning System and back-up systems if normal communications fail.
The planning function serves all departments of the city as well as the Arapahoe Rescue Patrol, American Red Cross and other agencies within Arapahoe County. The director works closely with the Arapahoe County Sheriff, the Douglas County Emergency Planning Department and the Littleton Public Schools to insure that emergency plans are coordinated in the event of a multi-jurisdictional incident. Emergency planning also works with state and federal disaster agencies in a variety of programs and planning functions.
The city has had disaster plans since the 1940s. As the scope and nature of emergencies has changed, the plans have had to change accordingly. In preparation for Y2K and in the months following, the city's Emergency Planning Committee—made up of police, fire, public service, emergency planning and communications personnel—has been working to update the city plans. This has culminated in a new Emergency Operations Plan that was amended by city council in 2005.