Thursday, October 12, 2017

Safe Neighborhoods

The Schools Aid Families in Emergencies (S.A.F.E.) Neighborhood program provides training and information to help you and your neighborhood recover from major disasters.

Schools Aid Families in Emergencies—S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods Mission Statement

S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods trains individuals in each elementary school neighborhood to open, staff, and operate their own neighborhood evacuation hub at the school until outside help arrives after a catastrophic disaster.  S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods:

  • Teaches individuals to create a 96-hour kit, “grab your kit, walk to school” in the event of a catastrophic disaster.
  • Assists and relies upon “neighbors helping neighbors” to assess critical and immediate emergency needs, keep residents informed, and reunify families.


Utilize Red Cross and neighbors to support S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods in the following ways:

  • Incorporate the “whole community” philosophy to educate the public to “grab your kit and walk to school.”
  • Teach individuals and families to create 96-hour kits and a household emergency plan.
  • Orient neighborhood citizens to S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods and recruit community residents to prepare so they can implement S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods components.
  • Encourage advanced training with the American Red Cross or other community organization. Red Cross volunteers will be advised to support their own personal community school during a catastrophic disaster.
  • Facilitate partnerships with local community groups to foster continued coordination and leadership.
  • Provide guidelines for developing a “Just in Time” (JIT) kit in each school equipped with tools for organizing and running a neighborhood evacuation hub .

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Community Preparedness Workshop

Salt Lake City Emergency Management is holding their first 2017 Community Preparedness Workshop this Saturday, February 4.  They will address the basics of disaster preparedness.  

Many people have previously attended some of the SLC workshops.  Everyone is welcome, but at this time, Emergency Management is reaching out especially to people who have not been involved in the workshops by starting with some elemental aspects of disaster preparedness.  Maralin Hoff, the Earthquake Lady, will be a featured speaker.

Date: February 4th  -- This Saturday!

Time : 9:00-12:30

Location: PSB – Community Room 475 South 300 East

Session A) Risks that SLC can encounter, Speaker Maralin Hoff

Session B) Three components of a resilient Community

Session C) Resources found in our city to help you achieve the 3 components.

Dear Salt Lake City Community Members,

The 1st Quarter 2017 Free Community Preparedness Workshop has been scheduled. 

(NO COST to attend)

Please join us at the workshop on Saturday, February 4th, 2017. Bagels, coffee, tea and orange juice will be served at 9:00 am. Welcome and opening address will begin at 9:30.

This workshop will be divided into three sessions. The first session will cover the dangers and risk Salt Lake City can encounter. The second session will present the importance of following the 3 steps to be ready and prepared. The last one will touch basis on the plethora of resources available for residents to be prepared. This workshops are designed to build a foundation to become a resilient community due to the structural impact of the 7.0 seismic event we will experience. 

We will furthermore, address considerations Salt Lake residents should make and steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of any disaster we could experience.