CUSP Receives FEMA’s Community Preparedness Hero Award

FEMA_Jonathan Bruno FEMA_Group Photo

The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) is honored to be a recipient of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Preparedness Hero Award for our work to reduce wildfire risk in our communities and for preparing communities for post-fire flooding in the aftermath of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.

FEMA’s 2014 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals, programs and organizations throughout the country working to prepare their communities for emergencies. CUSP was recognized for preparing communities for the next wildfire by proactively working with partners to reduce wildfire risk within our wildland-urban interface, and quickly partnering with businesses, individuals, government agencies, and other organizations to mobilize resources to prepare communities in and around the Waldo Canyon Fire for post-fire impacts. Jonathan Bruno, CUSP’s Operations Director, attended a ceremony on September 9, 2014 in Washington D.C. to showcase award recipients’ accomplishments.


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