Friday, September 28, 2012

Foothill Area Emergency Response Exercise
Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dear Resident,

The Foothill Area in coordination with the Bonneville Hills Community Council, and the Salt Lake Foothill Stake will be conducting an emergency response exercise on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A part of the exercise will be to practice the assessment of residents needs and the reporting of these needs to command centers.

We invite you to assist us on the day of the exercise by taping this flyer to a door or window clearly visible from the street. Block Captains and volunteers will be going through the neighborhood counting the number of flyers that are being shown in the windows or on the doors. In an actual emergency, placards will be used to indicate a need for assistance or to let others know that all is OK. Please have this flyer taped to your door or window by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012. (You could even tape it the night before.)

We also encourage you to go to the Foothill Area emergency preparedness website at and download the packet titled, “Household Emergency Packet” Parts 1 and 2. This packet provides information on how the emergency response in our area will be conducted. It also provides information about how to prepare for a future emergency. The last page of Part 2 has a sheet showing “OK.”  If you print this sheet and tape it to your window or door in place of this flyer, it will provide us with a new item to track as we perform this exercise.

On the day of the exercise (or prior to the exercise) we invite you and all members of your family to do the following:
  1. Find the location of your main water shut-off inside of your home and know how to shut off the water.
  2. Find the location of your gas meter and know the location a wrench that could turn off the gas if needed. Know how to shut off the gas.
  3. Find the location of your electric circuit breaker box, and know how to turn off electrical power to your home.
  4. Locate your 72 Hour kit and make sure that it is up-to-date.

For more information on the emergency response exercise, please contact your Block Captain or send an email to this blog at the following address:

Thank you for your participation.

SLC Foothill Area Prep Committee

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