Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 Great Utah ShakeOut

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Did you make any New Year's resolutions for 2015?  An easy one to make is to participate in the 2015 Great Utah ShakeOut earthquake drill! 

Remember, ShakeOut is on 

April 16th at 10:15 a.m.

With only a few months away,NOW is the time to register.  By doing so, you could inspire others to get prepared!

Click on the following link for more information and to sign up:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

5 Ways to Heat your MRE

The MRE Side Dish Combo includes a variety of delicious sides to eat on the go.
"On a campout, on-the-go, or in an emergency, Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) are a great way to get the nutrition and energy you need while you’re away from home. MRE’s are great because you can eat them absolutely any way you want.

MREs are pre-cooked meals making them safe to eat straight from the package—warm or cold.

But if you’re just not into eating your food cold (when you’ve got the choice), here are five ways you can heat up your MRE to satisfy your taste buds."

Click on the link below to read the entire posting from Emergency Essentials blog:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

20 to Ready

Gary R. Herbert"We all know it’s important to prepare for an emergency, but many of us the find task overwhelming both in terms of the investment of time and money necessary.

KBYU Eleven helps Utah families get prepared by breaking down the goal of preparedness into manageable 20 minute chunks.

Join our preparedness family as they work through activities designed to get them ready for the unexpected. Twenty to Ready is made possible in part by grant from foodinsurance.com, a Daily Bread company."

Click here to find out more about KBYU's 20 to Ready program and learn of important resources to help you in your emergency planning.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The 12 Tools You Need for Survival

Emergency Essentials LLC

"Preparing for emergency situations and natural disasters may seem overwhelming—but it doesn’t need to be. We’re here to make it as easy as possible.

That’s why we’ve created this list:

It’s a simple road-map to help you get all the gear you need to stay safe and healthy in a crisis.

Whether you live on a dozen acres of your own land or in a studio apartment in the city, this list will help you gather just the right food, shelter, and supplies that make sense for you and your family."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Disaster Response Drill In Draper

Disaster response drill in Draper fosters interagency cooperation

"...Prior to the drill, 30 students from the school's pre-med and drama clubs were selected and given a particular set of injuries, which nurses and doctors had to accurately identify based on reported symptoms before assigning the student to a treatment area.

Inside the makeshift care unit, nurses, doctors, lab personnel, pharmacists, radiologists and security officers busily arranged equipment and admitted patients. Posters lined the walls to designate areas for whatever treatment needs may arise, including emergency treatment, surgery, obstetrics and terminal care.

"It's hard to anticipate every scenario of what you would need to treat patients," said Carolyn Kunz, a registered nurse at Lone Peak Hospital..."

Read the entire article written by Morgan Jacobsen. posted at ksl.com, by clicking on the link below:

Monday, October 27, 2014

15 Essential Items To Keep In Your Car

"Opinions vary among car owners as to what must absolutely be kept in a car. The athletic and active young man always carries a football or Frisbee in the backseat and the photographer carries a tripod in the trunk.

The dog lover carries tennis balls and an assortment of chew toys and the frequent dater carries a pack of gum in the console in-between the driver and passenger seats.

Despite the different lifestyles of drivers they can all agree that there are certain items that should be carried at all times."

Click on the following link from KSL.com to see 15 essential items to keep in your car.

Monday, October 13, 2014


Great News for District 6!

The VIGILANT GUARD EXERCISE – a citywide emergency preparedness drill for CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) members, Red Cross shelter management volunteers, and amateur radio operators - will be held on the East Bench at INDIAN HILLS Elementary School on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd from 6:00-9:00pm.   If you are CERT trained, Red Cross shelter management trained, or a licensed ham radio operator in the area, please join to refresh your skills before winter arrives.

This is a run through for SLC’s S.A.F.E Neighborhoods program.

To learn more about the S.A.F.E Neighborhoods program and to sign up for shelter management training, please visit:

Information on CERT and trainings can be found here:

For more information, contact Alexis Kruel at alexis@kruel.cc  or John Flynt (SLC Emergency Management Coordinator) at John.Flynt@slcgov.com.

 (This drill is also taking place at McGills School on the same date but I don’t have the exact times for that. –Alexis)