Wednesday, July 31, 2013

From Chaos to Community Publication

From Chaos to Community is a publication that is intended to help communities ravaged by natural disaster
come together to rebuild and recover.

The contributors to this booklet were inspired and informed by the volunteer efforts of fire survivors from the Altadena, California area who formed under the banner of Eaton Canyon Recovery Alliance and the steady leadership of Ursula Hyman in 1993-96 after massive firestorms wiped out more than 300 local homes. They, in turn, benefited from the community organizing know-how of survivors from the Oakland Hills
(California) wildfires in which wind-fanned flames destroyed some 4,000 homes and structures.

From Chaos to Community represents a small first step in compiling guidance and thoughts for citizens who want to organize and act in ways that make their neighbors and communities whole again.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

LDS Emergency Preparedness and Response

Because many of the blog viewers are LDS, I have included a link to that covers emergency
preparedness and response guidelines from the church.

Members of the Church have been counseled for many years to be prepared for adversity. Preparation, both spiritual and temporal, can dispel fear. With the guidance of Church leaders, individual members and families should prepare to be self-reliant in times of personal or widespread emergency.

Many Different Uses for Duct Tape

You can do some amazing things with duct tape! Its uses range from house repair, hunting, space travel,
clothing and more! People have used duct tape for every purpose imaginable. That is why duct tape is such a versatile tool to have in your emergency supplies!

Click on the link below and check out 15 of these uses for duct tape that could save your life!  Article posted from

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

SLC Fire Department Fireworks Restrictions Map

With the extreme heat wave and the dry conditions, Utah officials are warning residents about the potential fire hazards throughout the state. Each city council has determined the restrictions for fireworks and open fires to meet their safety requirements.

For those who live in Salt Lake City, the SLC Fire Department has included on their website a map showing areas that are off limits for fireworks during the fourth of July and Pioneer Day festivities.  See the link below: