Emergency & Disaster Preparedness

The Independence Centers Emergency and Disaster Program coordinates systems enhancement with local-federal agencies, and synchronizes disaster communications and logistics with other organizations that provide services for people with disabilities.  Our mission is to facilitate inclusion and provide solutions for problems associated with emergency management, including – mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.  

Our program is guided by a consumer advisory group composed of individuals who are subject matter experts on various access and functional needs.  To learn more about group preparedness trainings, emergency management systems enhancement, or how to become a member of our Consumer Advisory Group, please contact Nick DeSutter at 719-471-8181 ext. 129 or NDesutter@the-ic.org.  



Take a look at our innovative practices below!



ASL Videos:

ASL Emergency Videos


El Paso County Emergency Preparedness page - The County's page of local links and information to help you prepare for an emergency. 

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency

Ready.gov - "a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters."

Just How Many People with Disabilities Live in Colorado Springs?

United Way Relief and Recovery Assistance Guide