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Conference recap: Region 8 Infrastructure Resilience Conference

Posted on: September 12th, 2018

  What is infrastructure? Roads, power lines, water systems, public places, cyber systems, banks, dams, government and more. These are things that don’t make a big splash every day. They generally work quietly in the background. But when they break or are interrupted, you notice right away. We depend on infrastructure daily for how well […]

How to lead Citizen Corps into the future

Posted on: August 5th, 2016

By James Ray One of the great strategies to give a Citizen Corps program effective direction is to make sure you have clear mission, vision, goals and objectives (MVGOs), and that each are effectively communicated to your constituents. Without these critical directives in place, many programs lose supporters and direction, and in the long run […]

A Bit About the Weather: Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative

Posted on: June 6th, 2016

By Kevin Barjenbruch I sometimes ramble, so this segment will address weather items of potential interest in a concise manner, hence the “Bit.” Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassadors partner with the National Weather Service to improve readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events in their communities. WRN Ambassadors agree to promote […]

Approaching Federal Grant Deadlines

Posted on: June 1st, 2016

  By Samantha Falde With the end of June comes the end of another grant cycle for several federal grant programs administered by the Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM). Recipients of funds should be aware that several grant awards are set to expire at the end of June, and that awards must be spent […]

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Search and Rescue Conference

Posted on: June 1st, 2016

  By Cody Barton Search and rescue members and other first responders representing almost every county in Utah come together for the annual Fish Lake Search and Rescue Conference. This event provides a great venue for learning new skills and developing networks. If you weren’t able to attend this past weekend, mark your calendars for the first […]

Deadline approaches for next class of Utah Certified Emergency Managers

Posted on: May 27th, 2016

  From the Director: Thank you to those who have committed to raising the level of professionalism of the emergency management discipline. Since we launched the Utah Certified Emergency Manager program in 2015, the Division of Emergency Management and Utah Emergency Management Association have been proud of the great response from the EM community in Utah. […]

The Best Infrastructure is a Resilient Infrastructure

Posted on: March 18th, 2016

When you think of all the bad things that can happen and who you call for help, the normal list surfaces: Call 911 and police, fire and ambulances show up. But what if an incident is big… really big… so big that it affects utilities, transportation, telecommunications and government (the very people who are supposed […]

FEMA 2016 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Program

Posted on: March 8th, 2016

Utah Division of Emergency Management FEMA 2016 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Competitive Grant Program Notice of Interest The Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is announcing that all new prospective applicants are required to complete a Notice of Interest (NOI) for each proposed eligible PDM mitigation activity. A completed NOI is NOT required IF you are […]

UEMA and Awards – 2016

Posted on: February 8th, 2016

Our hats go off to the great work done yet again by our partners at the Utah Emergency Management Association last month at the annual UEMA Conference, held again at the Viridian in West Jordan. Emergency managers come from across the state to take part in learning best practices and where all can improve. Plus, the […]