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Emergency Preparedness Group (EPG)
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Mission & Strategy

EPG’s Mission

Do the work of Christ by preparing and educating a network of local citizens to help others in our community in times of disaster and other needs for assistance.


To be added to our EPG email list, which sends meeting dates and work information, write to  or see email signup button on our Facebook page.


To see our online photo album, see our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TLUMCEPG


EPG’s Strategy


Preparedness Planning for Church & Members

Review TLUMC facility plans, CERT & First Aid training, family evacuation planning


Disaster Relief Work

Red Cross Shelter support, clean-ups, aid


Disaster Recovery Work

Mitigation (ex. burn scar re-forestation), home firewise pre-mitigation, food drives


Coordination with South Central Region VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster), UMC Mountain Sky Conference, local UMCs and Monument churches, Hope Restored, etc.



Neighborhood Leadership Wildfire Summit

Community Wildfire Preparedness Day on May 6, 2017, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument 

A FREE training and networking event for neighborhood leaders to learn more about how to join the FireWise and Fire Adapted Communities recognition programs. We'll profile successful local wildfire prevention programs and provide training on how to take the next steps in assessing your local fire risk, and developing efforts for property owners to improve their outcome in wildfires. Summit meeting follow-up will feature mentorship for neighborhoods that want to become FireWise communities, develop action plans, and execute mitigation and preparedness efforts. Homeowner Associations, Neighborhood Groups, and leadership from communities across the county will be invited. The event will be publicized and open to the entire county, representing 660,000 residents. Co-hosted with: El Paso County Office of Emergency Management, Tri-Lakes/Monument Fire Protection District, the El Paso County Wildfire Team, Black Forest Together Community Coalition, Wissler Ranch Homeowners Association, and others. www.epcwildfire.eventzilla.net 
- use this link to register for this free event co-sponsored by TLUMC Emergency Preparedness Group Brunch is included with this free event! Let us know if you are attending, and bring a neighbor!

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