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.

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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

Saturday, August 6, 2016

20 must-haves in your car emergency kit

 A car emergency kit is one of those things that you don't think much about until it's too late. Then you'll wish you didn't leave home without one.

Although some of these incidents occur in people's driveways, many take place away from home. The more remote the area and the more inclement the weather, the more likely the contents of a car emergency kit will come in handy -- even if you have a roadside assistance plan and can contact help. "A car emergency kit is designed to help you survive until help arrives,"

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20 must-haves 
in your car emergency kit

Saturday, July 30, 2016

What is CERT?

Prepping in an Urban Setting

If you live in the midst of the bustling city and you want to get prepared for emergencies, you face some unique challenges. Limited interior space for food and water storage is only the beginning of your difficulties. How to evacuate among large crowds, then how to find and communicate with friends and family, near and far, can also be complicated. Preparing emergency shelter, light and power sources as well as how and where to cook a meal will also need some advance planning.

Where to begin? You should start with the basics like everyone else—water first, emergency kits second, food storage next, then other supplies; you might have to go about it a bit differently, that’s all. Here are a few issues that you’ll probably face, along with some suggestions for dealing with them.

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Utah Prepare Conference and Expo

South Towne Expo Center
Sandy, Utah
50+ Exhibitors | 30+ Preparedness Classes
Only $5 per person
12 and under FREE

The annual Utah Prepare Conference and Expo is one of Utah's largest events for emergency preparedness.

We hope you will consider attending our upcoming 6th annual offering. It's a perfect event for families, workplace safety directors, emergency managers, community preparedness organizers, CERT teams and preppers. 

  • When: Saturday, August 27, 2016

  • Time: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Where: South Towne Expo Center in Sandy

There will be many great preparedness classes and demonstrations, dozens of preparedness partner booths and lots of great displays of emergency vehicles and safety equipment. You won't want to miss it. More information, including registration details and information for vendors and exhibitors, can be found at

Topics include home storage, emergency first aid, emergency information, technology and much, much more.

For more information, click on the following link:

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New Report - Earthquake Risk Along Wasatch Front

New Report - Earthquake Risk Along Wasatch Front

Article posted from

New report reveals \'disconcerting\' earthquake risk along Wasatch Front

The probability that at least one magnitude 6.75 earthquake could rattle the Wasatch Front in the next 50 years is 43 percent, a new report found.

"Think about that. That means flipping the coin, 1 out of 2 chances that we will have a big earthquake in the next 50 years," Wong said. "There is a really good chance that (Utah) will undergo a large, damaging earthquake in the Wasatch Front region. You can't get around that."

"The hazard and risk in the Wasatch Front region is higher than we had anticipated. I don't think anyone in the (study's) working group expected that the probabilities would be as high as they are," Wong said. "So the attitude that the big one will not occur in one's lifetime, that threat cannot be ignored and we need to change that attitude."

"For us, (the new probabilities) sound like reality," Dougherty said. "In the past, we've had kind of a broad range of possibilities, but now we know within our lifetimes and likely within our kids' lifetimes that that earthquake is going to happen. And that should wake a lot of people up."

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

4 Winter Emergency Preparedness Tips

4 Winter Emergency Preparedness Tips

"The Northeast is just digging out of the after effects of brutal winter storm Jonas. More than 80 million Americans were affected and eleven states declared a state of emergency. This powerful storm brought down power lines, caused extreme flooding and even took lives.

In Utah, we're not strangers to big snowstorms. Home to "The Greatest Snow on Earth", we like to think we're prepared for when the fluffy white stuff starts to fall. But are you really? Here are some things you need to be really ready for the next big snowstorm."

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