Thursday, October 12, 2017

Safe Neighborhoods

The Schools Aid Families in Emergencies (S.A.F.E.) Neighborhood program provides training and information to help you and your neighborhood recover from major disasters.

Schools Aid Families in Emergencies—S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods Mission Statement

S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods trains individuals in each elementary school neighborhood to open, staff, and operate their own neighborhood evacuation hub at the school until outside help arrives after a catastrophic disaster.  S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods:

  • Teaches individuals to create a 96-hour kit, “grab your kit, walk to school” in the event of a catastrophic disaster.
  • Assists and relies upon “neighbors helping neighbors” to assess critical and immediate emergency needs, keep residents informed, and reunify families.


Utilize Red Cross and neighbors to support S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods in the following ways:

  • Incorporate the “whole community” philosophy to educate the public to “grab your kit and walk to school.”
  • Teach individuals and families to create 96-hour kits and a household emergency plan.
  • Orient neighborhood citizens to S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods and recruit community residents to prepare so they can implement S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods components.
  • Encourage advanced training with the American Red Cross or other community organization. Red Cross volunteers will be advised to support their own personal community school during a catastrophic disaster.
  • Facilitate partnerships with local community groups to foster continued coordination and leadership.
  • Provide guidelines for developing a “Just in Time” (JIT) kit in each school equipped with tools for organizing and running a neighborhood evacuation hub .

For more information, visit:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Community Preparedness Workshop

Salt Lake City Emergency Management is holding their first 2017 Community Preparedness Workshop this Saturday, February 4.  They will address the basics of disaster preparedness.  

Many people have previously attended some of the SLC workshops.  Everyone is welcome, but at this time, Emergency Management is reaching out especially to people who have not been involved in the workshops by starting with some elemental aspects of disaster preparedness.  Maralin Hoff, the Earthquake Lady, will be a featured speaker.

Date: February 4th  -- This Saturday!

Time : 9:00-12:30

Location: PSB – Community Room 475 South 300 East

Session A) Risks that SLC can encounter, Speaker Maralin Hoff

Session B) Three components of a resilient Community

Session C) Resources found in our city to help you achieve the 3 components.

Dear Salt Lake City Community Members,

The 1st Quarter 2017 Free Community Preparedness Workshop has been scheduled. 

(NO COST to attend)

Please join us at the workshop on Saturday, February 4th, 2017. Bagels, coffee, tea and orange juice will be served at 9:00 am. Welcome and opening address will begin at 9:30.

This workshop will be divided into three sessions. The first session will cover the dangers and risk Salt Lake City can encounter. The second session will present the importance of following the 3 steps to be ready and prepared. The last one will touch basis on the plethora of resources available for residents to be prepared. This workshops are designed to build a foundation to become a resilient community due to the structural impact of the 7.0 seismic event we will experience. 

We will furthermore, address considerations Salt Lake residents should make and steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of any disaster we could experience.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Community Preparedness Workshop

Community Preparedness Workshop attendees and Everyone,

I have attached a “Save-the-Date” flier for the upcoming Workshop on October 8th.  I will be sending the agenda out shortly.  The main topic of the workshop will the Just-in-Time earthquake kits (JIT Kits) that are to be placed in all of the Elementary Schools around the valley as the next step in implementing the SAFE Neighborhoods Program.

All are invited - Please come and learn about the kits, what’s included, and how to be involved in your neighborhood area!

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John Flynt
Preparedness Coordinator
Salt Lake City Emergency Management

P.O. Box 145508
475 S 300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5508

O:  801-799-3604
C:  801-712-8412
EOC (24/7):  801-799-3600


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Community Emergency Preparedness Fair 2016

Community Emergency Preparedness Fair

WHEN:          Saturday September 17, 2016 10am-1pm 
WHERE:        LDS Church Building
                      1933 South 2100 East
                      ( West of Dilworth Elementary ) 

  • Emergency Response 
  • Food Storage
  • Shelter
  • Communications
  • Fire and Police
  • And more! 

Presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake Foothill Stake.
No donations accepted or commercial merchandise sold.
Come and learn how to be prepared.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Best Solar Cookers 2016

If you are a fan of picnics and outdoor grilling, you’ll definitely do justice to the benefits of cooking right in the sun.

With no risk of accidental fires and minimum energy costs, a solar cooker can quickly prepare a delicious meal that will look and taste just like the one cooked in a traditional oven.

In our solar cooker review we’ve selected some of the best, and yet simple solar cookers, to guide you through their main characteristics and assist in choosing the best bet.

Click on the link below to see the comparison of solar cookers at

Monday, August 22, 2016

Germans told to stock up for a disaster

For the first time since the Cold War the German government is advising citizens to stockpile food and water for use in a national emergency.

Some opposition MPs said the new civil defence concept, to go before ministers on Wednesday, was scaremongering.

Citizens are advised to store enough food to last them 10 days, because initially a disaster might put national emergency services beyond reach.

Five days' water - two litres (half a gallon) per person daily - is advised.

Click on the link below to read the article posted at

Monday, August 8, 2016

CERT Refresher Courses

I am happy to announce that our free CERT refresher has moved to Anderson Foothill Library 1135 S 2100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84108. This class will be held in the large downstairs meeting room. The information covered in these classes is from the 2011 version of the CERT manual, with some location specific material.                    

Here is the schedule for the remainder of 2016:
Sat. Aug. 13      Disaster Preparedness       10 am to noon
Sat. Sept. 10     Fire Suppression               10 am to noon
Sat. Oct. 8        Disaster Medical part 1      10 am to noon
Sat. Nov. 12      Disaster Medical part 2        2 pm to 4 pm
Sat. Dec. 10      Light Search and Rescue   10 am to noon  
Susan Collier
S.E. CERT Division Supervisor
Salt Lake City Emergency Management