Emergency services will not be impacted during the exercise

If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.

Travel Impacts

For the safety of the public and for exercise participants, we ask that you use alternate routes to avoid the exercise locations.

Who & What?

Multiple agencies from northern Colorado are participating in a full-scale, simulated emergency exercise.


June 5, 2019, from 8 am - 3 pm


Two separate locations:

  1. The Ranch Larimer County's Event Complex in Loveland
  2. Larimer County Justice Center in Old Town Fort Collins, at and around Civic Center Park


The UNITE Exercise is intended to test northern Colorado's first responder's arrangements for preparing for, and responding to, a multi-location, multi-victim incident. It is expected to identify areas of strength and reveal opportunities for improvement for participating agencies. 

Old Town Fort Collins:

Road Closures from  6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on 6/5/19:

  • Laporte Ave will be closed from Mason St. to Meldrum St.
  • Howes St. will be closed from Laporte Ave. to Mountain Ave.


UNITE Exercise Fort Collins Road Closures


The Ranch in Loveland:

  • Arena Circle Drive: closed 6 am - 3 pm


Old Town Fort Collins Service Impacts:

Fort Collins Transfort

Max Rapid Bus route will NOT be impacted

Please check the Transfort rider alerts page for possible impacts.

Fort Collins Utilities (222 Laporte)

The payment window will be closed to walk-ins and payment drop-offs during exercise

Larimer County Justice Center

Closed after 10 am on 6/5/19


The Ranch in Loveland Service Impacts:

The Ranch Events Complex

Entire campus closed 8 am - 2 pm on 6/5/19


Thank you to all participating agencies for your effort to make Larimer County a safe place to live, work, and play for everyone:

Incident Participants:

American Red Cross

Larimer County Sheriff's Office Victim Advocates

ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services)

Loveland Communications

Banner Health

Loveland Dispatch Center

Berthoud Fire

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority

Colorado State Patrol

Loveland Police Department

CSU Police Department

Poudre Fire Authority

Fort Collins Public Information

Poudre School District

Fort Collins Police Department

Thompson School District

Fort Collins Utilities

Thompson Valley EMS

Front Range Fire Rescue

UCHealth EMS

Greeley Fire Department

UCHealth EMS - Livermore Fire

Johnstown Police Department

UCHealth Hospitals

Larimer County Health & Environment Department

Wellington Fire Protection District

Larimer County Justice Center

Windsor Severance Fire Rescue

Exercise Staff:

27J Schools Emergency Response

City of Fort Collins Public Information

Adams 12 Schools

City of Fort Collins Police Department

Adams County Office of Emergency Management

City of Fort Collins Utilities

American Red Cross

City of Fort Collins Water Quality Engineer

Arapahoe County SO

City of Greeley Office of Emergency Management

Banner Health

City of Loveland

Banner Health Office of Emergency Management

City of Loveland Dispatch

Berthoud Fire

City of Loveland Police Department

Brighton Police Department

CO Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Broomfield Office of Emergency Management Intern

Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management

Bureau of Reclamation

Colorado Springs Police Department

Centers for Disease Control

Colorado Springs Utilities

City and County of Denver

Colorado State University

City of Brighton Office of Emergency Management

CSU Dispatch

City of Fort Collins

CSU Police

City of Fort Collins 911


FEMA Region VIII Regional Exercise Officer

Poudre School District

Frederick Firestone Office of Emergency Management

Pueblo County Emergency Management

Global Crisis Preparedness and Response

Salamander System

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Salvation Army

Kit Carson County Office of Emergency Management

Summit County Sheriff's Office

Lake County Office of Emergency Management

Sunrise Community Health

Larimer  Department of Health & Environment

Team Rubicon

Larimer County Justice Center

The Ranch Events Complex

Larimer County Office of Emergency Management

Thompson School District

Larimer County Public Affairs Department

Thompson Valley EMS

Larimer County Risk Management Department

Thompson Valley EMS

Larimer County Search & Rescue

Timnath Police Department

Larimer County Sheriff's Office

UC Denver Police

Larimer County The Ranch Complex & Event Center


Larimer Emergency Telephone Auth.

UCHealth EMS

Logan County Office of Emergency Management

United Way of Weld County

Longmont County Office of Emergency Management

US Forest Service

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority

Weld County Office of Emergency Management

Northern Water

Wellington Fire Protection District

Poudre Fire Authority

Windsor Severance Fire Rescue

Poudre School District

Wood GIS


UNITE 2019 Full-Scale Exercise Media Guide

Media is invited to cover the exercise; however, access will be limited to a staging area for safety purposes. 

Media is encouraged to contact Michelle Bird, Larimer County Public Affairs Manager for exercise-related inquires at 97-498-7015 or mbird@larimer.og

Contact Information

Director of Emergency Management
Lori R. Hodges
Work: (970) 498-7147
Cell: (303) 656-3214

Larimer Connects Project Manager
Shayle Nelson Sabo
Work: (970) 498-7148
Larimer Connects Facebook / Twitter

Emergency Management Coordinator
Kohl Parrott
Work: (970) 498-7146