The mission of Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management is to build resilience for the whole community through risk reduction, education, emergency coordination, and disaster recovery.
“Delivering Exemplary Emergency Management Services Essential to the Region”
The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPROEM) provides coordination and support for activities relating to disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery to protect the lives of the citizens in our community, and is directed jointly by the El Paso County Board of Commissioners and the City of Colorado Springs.
Preparation for emergencies considers all potential hazards, natural or human-caused. Our planning process anticipates future disasters and develops a cooperative process to prevent and mitigate hazards, and organizes local actions when a disaster occurs. Training and exercise activities promote collaboration among all levels of government and local organizations to help unite our community and strengthen our abilities to serve the community.
The Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) is a core resource that supports disaster response operations in the region. It is a central coordination point for all emergency support functions, communication, and public information in a disaster. The ECC is also a hub for incident accountability, recordkeeping, reporting, and financial functions for large-scale emergencies.
Mitigating the impact of a disaster and coordinating efforts to restore the community is another primary focus of the PPROEM. Recovery is the longest phase of a disaster. It includes the rapid restoration of public infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and drainages to a useable condition. Then, long-term reconstruction work builds in resiliency to allow the infrastructure to withstand other disasters.
PPROEM is the Designated Emergency Response Authority (DERA) for unincorporated El Paso County. The DERA is responsible for Hazardous Materials response, training, incident planning and reporting. This includes monitoring Tier II reporting by facilities using hazardous materials and participation in the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) with local industry and community stakeholders.