Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Calendar Item - Goal Zero/New West Marketing

Goal Zero Event @ New West Marketing

Location:        4029 South Main Street, SLC, UT
Dates:            Thursday, June 7th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
                      Saturday, June 9th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Message from Bart Greenwell, Partner, New West Marketing...

I wanted to let you know that...we have increased our Goal Zero emphasis and we are working very hard to make Goal Zero affordable to everyone for their emergency preparedness planning. 

As a result of our focus we have decided to do a Goal Zero event at our office located at 4029 South Main Street in Murray/Salt Lake City. This event will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and again on Saturday, June 9th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

We are working hard to get the word out about this event to as many church and neighborhood groups as possible (feel free to forward along). 

We will have the full line of exciting Goal Zero products on display, including the new Yeti 1250, for anyone to see who attends. As you are probably aware the new Yeti 1250 “Solar Generator” will power a microwave oven, small kitchen appliances such as mixers, fryers, crock pot, electric grills, etc., or a refrigerator, freezer, and other important items in regards to cooking and refrigeration. It will also run hair blowers and curling irons.

The sale will operate in the same fashion as the Canyon Rim Preparedness Fair event did. We will give everyone 1 week after the event to place their orders, we will also take them on the spot. We will then place one bulk order with Goal Zero. 

The orders will be delivered to our office about 10 days after that order is placed. The exception being the Yeti 1250 as it is currently on back order until mid to late July. 

The pricing will be the same incredible pricing structure we offered at the Canyon Rim Preparedness Fair with the exception of the Yeti 1250 which Goal Zero has established a different pricing structure. The price is still ridiculously low but a little bit different structure than the rest of their product line. 

As I mentioned to you at the fair we are unable to publish the pricing anywhere on the web. If you elect to put this information out to your group feel free to give out our phone number and they can call into our office, or to my cell phone, for the pricing structure. We will obviously have handouts at the event with pricing and will also again offer a credit card payment option for a 3% fee.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and please call me with any questions about this great event.

Bart Greenwell

New West Marketing
4029 S. State St. Salt Lake City, UT 84107

O: 801-506-0665
F: 801-506-0668

Thursday, May 24, 2012

What To Do Before, During, and After an Earthquake

What To Do Before, During, and After an Earthquake

Recent earthquakes remind us that we live on a restless planet. But there are many important things we can do before, during, and after an earthquake to protect ourselves, our homes, and our families.

Before an Earthquake
It is important for individuals, families, organizations, and communities to identify their risk, make a plan, create a disaster kit, and remove, relocate, or secure anything that can:

• Fall and hurt someone
• Fall and block an exit
• Fall and start a fire
• Require a lengthy or costly clean-up

During an Earthquake
DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.


For more information, visit What to do During an Earthquake and ShakeOut.

After an Earthquake
Safely evacuate. Please note that aftershocks could happen. These additional shaking events can be strong enough to do additional damage to already weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the main earthquake. Have a professional engineer or local building official inspect the structural integrity of your home and/or building for potential damages. This should also include:

• Inspecting your chimney for unnoticed damage that could lead to fires. Even a few cracks not obvious at first glance can create an unsafe condition the next time the fire place is used.
• Checking for gas, electrical, sewer, and water line damages to avoid fire and hazardous leaks.

Article posted from FEMA flyer - available here in the "Documents" tab.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness

The Deseret News posted an article about the new Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness at LDS Hospital.

"There's not many ways people can learn these things, without first trying them," said Ann Allen, emergency preparedness manager for Intermountain's Urban Central Region. And even if a big disaster doesn't happen, she said getting the information out is still important.

"We can set up any scenario to accommodate the learning process," Allen said. "We are teaching them in a real work environment. It's really invaluable."

The center occupies 7,000 square feet on the third floor of LDS Hospital. It has room to grow, as the hospital was recently downsized from 500 to 250 beds after Intermountain opened its trauma one medical complex in Murray. Two full-time employees and a website with more information regarding the center are forthcoming.

Click on the link below to read the article:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pics of Goal Zero Solar Panels Used at Great Utah Shakeout

Activity:        The Great Utah Shakeout
Date:            April 17, 2012
Location:      Salt Lake City’s Emergency Command Center
                    Washington Square, SLC, UT

16 BOULDER 30 Solar Panels, mounted together in 4 groups of 4 panels, on tripods for easy adjustment to sunlight direction.

Solar Panels connect to 2 YETI 1250 Solar Generators .

Pic 1     Pic 2     Pic 3     Pic 4     Pic 5

Chemical Accidents

Each day, you interact with chemicals and probably don’t even realize it. You use them at work, in the kitchen, bathroom, have them in your medicine cabinet and all around your home.

Each year, thousands of new chemical products are introduced into the market place, increasing our risk of chemical accidents. Not to mention, millions of gallons of chemicals are transported across the United States on a regular basis.

With the prevalence of chemicals, it’s important to know what to do if there is a chemical accident close to you. Here are a few tips:

How chemicals can harm

One of the best ways to be prepared is to know how chemicals could potentially harm you. You should be aware that you can be exposed to chemicals in three ways:

  • Through breathing
  • Consuming food, water or medication
  • Touching a chemical or contaminated object

If you come on someone who you believe has been injured in a chemical incident, ensure that you are not in harm’s way before you try and help them.

At the scene of the accident
If you are the area where the incident has occurred, follow these tips:

  • Call 911 or your local fire department to report the incident.
  • Move away from the accident location and help others to move
  • Do not touch the substance
  • Avoid inhaling gases, fumes or smoke. It would be helpful to have emergency respirator masks on hand if you deal with chemicals on a regular basis.
  • Stay away from accident victims until the substance has been identified. This might be hard to do but it’s important not to spread the chemical. Once the chemical has been identified, help victims by removing contaminated clothing and placing it in a plastic bag. Pour cool water over the victim’s skin or eyes for at least 15 minutes, unless authorities instruct you not to use water on this particular chemical.
  • Try to minimize your exposure to the chemical by staying upstream, uphill and upwind from the accident.

At your home
If there is a chemical incident near your home, you will be notified via your emergency notification service. They might appear on the television, on the radio or even through a siren or loud speaker.

They will instruct you on where the incident occurred, what areas might be affected and where you should go to avoid contamination.If you are told to shelter-in-place by the emergency notification services, here is what you should do:

Click on this photo to view the diagram.

  •  Gather all members of your family into an above-ground room. This room should have few doors and windows.
  • Seal off your house so no contaminants can enter. Close all windows and vents, turn off all fans, heating or cooling systems.
  • Fill a bathtub with a large amount of water and turn off the intake valve to the house. Make sure this water is not contaminated.
  • Listen to an emergency radio for updates.

Other times, emergency services will ask you to evacuate to avoid being contaminated by the chemical incident. If you are instructed to evacuate, move quickly to seal up your home before you leave. Seal off vents, windows and doors.

When leaving in a car, ensure that the windows are rolled up and that the car’s heating or cooling system is not on. Close all vents in the car.

Returning home
After an evacuation, be careful when returning home. Local authorities will provide instructions on what you should do when returning home. They will also provide you with information on what do if you come in contact with the chemical again. Be sure to follow these instructions, especially regarding food and water.

Article from

Thursday, May 10, 2012


While many natural disasters have seasons, a thunderstorm could strike at any time. It’s important to know what to do if a severe thunderstorm is declared in your area.

Why prepare for thunderstorms?
A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces hail at least 1 inch in diameter or has wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour.

Surprisingly, lightning from thunderstorms kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. The thunderstorm can produce heavy rainfall causing flash floods or high winds that will damage your home, blow down trees, utility poles and more.

Preparations before a thunderstorm
Local warning systems. Take time to learn what warning systems are in place to let you know of approaching storms. You can obviously get severe thunderstorm warnings from your television or radio. However, you can also subscribe to Facebook and Twitter accounts from The Weather Channel, the National Weather Service, NOAA, or your local weather services.

It’s important to know the difference between a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Warning. A watch means that thunderstorms are possible in your area. It pretty much means that you should stay alerted to see if a warning is issued. A warning means that there is imminent danger to life and property.

Prepare your yard and house. You’ll want to make sure that you keep your yard in good condition. Dead branches on trees can be very susceptible to storms and end up damaging your home. You can also make sure that shingles and other objects on your home are in proper working order and won’t end up causing more damage.

You’ll also want to make a list of the things that you’ll need to bring indoors if a storm hits. You might even consider practicing this with your family. You can list out responsibilities of who is going to find the dog, who will bring in lawn chairs, etc.

Emergency location. If things get really messy, you’ll need a place inside your home that is away from windows, skylights and other glass structures. The center of the home is usually a good spot to protect your family.

What to do during a thunderstorm
Stay indoors. If you hear a severe thunderstorm warning, be sure to stay inside as much as possible. Many times, people who are struck by lightning are not in the area where rain is occurring. If you’re close enough to hear thunder or see lightning, you’re close enough to be hurt.

If you are driving or stuck outdoors, avoid high places. If you’re in a vehicle, stay inside of it. Don’t stand next to a tall tree to get out of the rain. Avoid picnic shelters, sheds, fences and other metal objects.

Don’t use plumbing. During a thunderstorm, it’s best to avoid taking showers, baths or use other plumbing. You can also avoid using electrical equipment by using battery-powered TVs and radios instead.

What do do after a thunderstorm
Stay away from floods. If you drive up to a flooded road, don’t try and cross it. Just turn around. Many people think they can just get a running start and power through the flooded road. Don’t make this mistake.

Listen. Continue to listen to the radio or local weather stations for updates. You might think that a storm is over when it’s really not.

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