Taking action to assure safety
The Golden Triangle BID’s award-winning Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Program works to foster a safe environment, ensure neighborhood security, and assist businesses and individuals in preparing for emergencies.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognized the Golden Triangle BID as an honorable mention winner of its Individual and Community Preparedness Award. The BID was also honored by the International Downtown Association (IDA) for its Safe, Secure, Prepared program receiving the Excellence in Urban Place Management Award in the Downtown Leadership and Management category which recognizes unique organizational approaches and projects that “improve the effectiveness of downtown management organizations.”
Working together allows our neighborhood to be better protected and prepared.
Communication and Coordination
Through daily communication and coordination, the BID leverages strategic partnerships with numerous local and Federal law enforcement, emergency management, homeland security, and other public safety agencies, in addition to property management companies and businesses within the BID, to mitigate ever-evolving challenges. When significant incidents, emergencies, or special events occur, the BID takes a key role in ensuring coordination and information sharing between stakeholders.
Training and Exercises
The BID takes an active role in helping prepare the neighborhood for natural and human-caused emergencies by creating numerous training and educational opportunities. These interactive engagements empower organizations and individuals to take appropriate actions before, during, and after disruptive incidents and emergencies. Trainings range from small-group workshops to tabletop exercises involving more than 300 participants and cover a variety of all-hazards topics such as building evacuation, shelter-in-place, severe weather, suspicious activity, active shooter, workplace violence, terrorism, utility outage, cyber security, and business continuity. Exercises help Golden Triangle members test and improve emergency plans through “real-life” scenarios.
The Golden Triangle is proud to provide its community with resources to assist in their preparedness at a personal and professional level. Please see the below links curated by the Golden Triangle Emergency Preparedness team:
- Public Safety Social Media Feeds:
- Signup for local government alerting systems in the National Capital Region
- Current Weather Forecast for DC (NWS)
- Current Watches, Warnings, and Weather Advisories for DC (NWS)
- Metrorail and Metrobus Status and Alerts (WMATA)