Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sleeping Giant Earthquake Threat Publication

The Wasatch Front in northern Utah is home to the striking Wasatch Range, numerous cities and communities that house about 80% of Utah’s population, and the most continuous, active normal fault in the
conterminous United States––the Wasatch fault zone.  Although no large earthquakes have ruptured the Wasatch fault zone historically, the fault has a well-documented history of numerous surface-faulting earthquakes in the recent geologic past.

Click and download this report compiled in April, 2013 and presented from the Seismology Society of America for some fascinating facts and a look at potential future developments.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

S.A.F.E Neighborhoods and the American Red Cross

Salt Lake City in cooperation with The America Red Cross have designated the SLC elementary schools as family reunification centers and a source for public information in the event of a catastrophic disaster.  There is really good training available to those interested in assisting the Red Cross at the neighborhood level with establishing the schools as temporary shelters.  See the flyer below.

Click here for a more printable version:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch

Date:           October 24th
Location:     LDS Church Building Gym
                    2205 East Roosevelt Ave
                    Please enter through the northwest door in the small, North West parking lot
Time:          7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Main Topics:
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Crime in the Area and East Bench
  • Prevention
  • What you should do
  • Home Security Check List
  • Emergency Numbers
  • Neighborhood Watch for your block
  • How Neighborhood Watch Benefits our Community
  • Resources for families and neighborhoods

Coming soon on Facebook: Bonneville Hills Community Council
Bonneville Hills Community Council Web Site

Meeting Organizers:

                   Ellen Reddick     801-581-0369
                   Christy & Carlos Lopez
                   Rebecca Maw

Thanks to the LDS Church for allowing us to use their gym at no cost for our meeting.  Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church also offered but their meeting space is too small.  We are expecting a huge community turnout and hope you will come and support your community Neighborhood Watch program and learn about being proactive in your community.

No one can do Neighborhood Watch but YOU!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Practice Pays: Morgan Stanley and the 911 Terrorist Attacks

The following posting from about Morgan Stanley's business preparedness was recently shared  in a meeting hosted by Dan and Sharon Draper, Volunteer Emergency Prep Leaders in our area.  It caught my attention.

Morgan Stanley
In 1993, when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center for the first time, financial services company Morgan Stanley learned a life-saving lesson. It took the company 4 hours that day to evacuate its employees, some of whom had to walk down 60 or more flights of stairs to safety. While none of Morgan Stanley's employees were killed in the attack, the company's management decided its disaster plan just wasn't good enough.
Morgan Stanley took a close look at its operation, analyzed the potential disaster risk and developed a multi-faceted disaster plan. Perhaps just as importantly, it practiced the plan frequently to provide for employee safety in the event of another disaster.
On September 11, 2001, the planning and practice paid off. Immediately after the first hijacked plane struck One World Trade Center, Morgan Stanley security executives ordered the company's 3800 employees to evacuate from World Trade Center buildings, Two and Five. This time, it took them just 45 minutes to get out to safety!
The crisis management did not stop at that point, however. Morgan Stanley offered grief counseling to workers and increased its security presence. It also used effective communications strategies to provide timely, appropriate information to management and employees, investors and clients, and regulators and the media.
Morgan Stanley still lost 13 people on September 11th, but many more could have died if the company had not had a solid disaster plan that was practiced over and over again. In making a commitment to prepare its most valuable asset, its people, Morgan Stanley ensured the firm's future.

The next day, I received and email from Ellen Reddick of the Bonneville Hills Community Council with a link to a video documentary of the same event.  Click on the YouTube video below, or the link underneath for the original posting from