Monday, September 1, 2014

Emergency Preparedness Fair

 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HILLSIDE STAKE CENTER

1400 SOUTH  1900 EAST

Bring your friends and neighbors for a great night of emergency education and enjoyment!

If you have any questions, please call
Amy Carmen at 801-486-1051.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare



September is National Preparedness Month. This year's theme is "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare." Ready.gov will focus on the following topics:

Week 1 - How to reconnect with family after a disaster.

Week 2 - How to plan for specific needs before a disaster.

Week 3 - How to build an emergency kit.

Week 4 & 5 - How to practice for an emergency.

For more information, click on the link below:

Emergency Preparedness at Work and School

"Natural disasters and emergencies may not normally occur while you are at home where your emergency supplies and food storage are kept. Because of this, it is important to have an emergency plan for the various places your family spends time. Our homes, schools and workplaces should have site-specific preparations for an emergency."

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Emergency Essentials has posted a great article for thoughts on what to include in these kits.  Click on the link below to read the article:




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Water Barrel Stands




Water Barrel Stands


Short on space but want more water barrels? Then perhaps these Water Barrel Stand Plans could be what you’re looking for. This article shows you how to build stands in order to stack 55 gallon barrels one atop another, even several wide.

Remember that water is very heavy (one filled 55 gallon drum weights about 450 pounds) so be sure you follow the directions carefully and don’t cut corners.










Click this link for a printer friendly copy of instructions





See a quick view of the instructions below










Saturday, August 16, 2014

Earthquakes - Tips For Preparing Children


Children need to be prepared for
an earthquake as much as adults, if not more.

Infants and Toddlers

For infants and toddlers, special emphasis should be placed on making their environment as safe as
possible.

  • Cribs should be placed away from windows and tall, unsecured bookcases and shelves that could slide or topple.
  • A minimum of a 72-hour supply of extra water, formula, bottles, food, juices, clothing, disposable diapers, baby wipes and prescribed medications should be stored where it is most likely to be accessible after an earthquake.  Also keep an extra diaper bag with these items in your car.
  • Store strollers, wagons, blankets and cribs with appropriate wheels to evacuate infants, if necessary.
  • Install bumper pads in cribs or bassinets to protect babies during the shaking.
  • Install latches on all cupboards (not just those young children can reach) so that nothing can fall on your baby during a quake.


Preschool and School-age Children

By age three or so, children can understand what an earthquake is and how to get ready for one.  Take the time to explain what causes earthquakes in terms they’ll understand. Include your children in family discussions and planning for earthquake safety. Conduct drills and review safety procedures every six months.

  • Show children the safest places to be in each room when an earthquake hits. Also show them all possible exits from each room.
  • Use sturdy tables to teach children to Duck, Cover & Hold.
  • Teach children what to do wherever they are during an earthquake (at school, in a tall building, outdoors).
  • Make sure children’s emergency cards at school are up-to-date.
  • Although children should not turn off any utility valves, it’s important that they know what gas smells like. Advise children to tell an adult if they smell gas after an earthquake.



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Community Preparedness Workshop

Community Preparedness Workshop
Saturday, August 16, 2014


Public Safety Building
475 S 300 E
Salt Lake City, UT

Dear Salt Lake City Community Members,

The 3nd Quarter 2014 Community Preparedness Workshop has been scheduled. Please join us at the workshop on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Continental breakfast will be offered at 8:00 am. Welcome and opening address will begin at 8:30.

This workshop will be divided into three sessions. The first session will cover the proper use of FRS radios. If you have an FRS radio, bring it to the workshop. The second session will present the Fix-the-Bricks program. This program was designed to provide some basic tools to enable residents to do a preliminary assessment in determining potential structural impact of a 7.0 seismic event. The third session will be presented by structural engineer Glen Palmer. Mr. Palmer will continue the topic of structural seismic stability addressing considerations Salt Lake residents should make and steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of a seismic event to homes and buildings.

Please visit www.slcgov.com/em as soon as possible to register to attend the workshop. State “yes” or “no” in the comment section to indicate if you will be attending the breakfast. Please pass this on to anyone you feel would be interested in attending.

                                                                                                                                

Community Preparedness Workshop
Agenda

Saturday, August 16, 2014
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Public Safety Building
475 S 300 E
Salt Lake City, UT


  • 8:00          Sign-in & Light continental breakfast/ Welcome & Open Meeting – 
    • John Flynt/Mayor’s Office
  • 8:30           Emergency Radio Communications: How to Use FRS – 
    • Susan Smith

Numerous types of radio services are available for emergency communications.The Family Radio Service (FRS) is used for casual and emergency purposes by families, neighbors and CERTs. Pros, cons and how-to's of FRS will be covered in this presentation. If you have an FRS radio, bring it to the workshop. If you don't, this presentation may help you decide whether to get one or not.

  • 9:30           Break
  • 9:45           Fix-the-Bricks – John Flynt

This program was designed to provide some basic tools to enable residents to do a preliminary assessment in determining potential structural impact of a 7.0 seismic event. 

  • 10:45           Break
  • 11:00           Palmer Engineering – Glen Palmer

This session will be presented by structural engineer Glen Palmer. Mr. Palmer will continue the topic of structural seismic stability addressing considerations Salt Lake residents should make and steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of a seismic event to homes and buildings. A Q&A will follow.

  • 12:00           Adjourn 

Free parking is available immediately to the right as you turn on to Blair St. from 400 South, in the small parking lot to the east of Blair St. on the east side of the Public Safety Building, and on 500 South beside the Public Safety Building.

People with disabilities may make requests for reasonable accommodation no later than 48 hours in advance in order to attend this meeting. Accommodations may include alternate formats, interpreters, and other auxiliary aids. This is an accessible facility. For questions or additional information, please contact Michael Stott, ADA Coordinator, at michael.stott@slcgov.com, (801) 535-7976, or TDD (801) 535-6021.

Any questions, please contact:

John Flynt
Preparedness Coordinator
Salt Lake City Office of Emergency Management
801-799-3604
john.flynt@slcgov.com



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another Example Of Why To Store Water

As If we haven't heard enough in the news about contaminated water supplies...here is a situation 
closer to home as reported by KSL.com








For more information on how to store water for emergencies, click on the link below: