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Flood After Fire: When the flames are out, a threat remains

Posted on: October 15th, 2018

FLOODING FROM BURN SCARS Many people are not aware of the threat of flood that comes after fire. Our State of Utah partners at the Utah National Guard and Utah Department of Transportation helped protect communities below the Pole Creek Fire and Bald Mountain Fire burn scars from potential flooding. Over a 17-hour period, dozens of […]

News release: Utah Prepare Conference and Expo 2017

Posted on: September 7th, 2017

For National and Utah Preparedness Month: Get Prepared at the Utah Prepare Conference and Expo Personal preparedness is your key to survival and recovery from disasters What class will you go to? Sanitation in disaster? Emergency communication? 8 Signs of terrorism? Financial prep? Cooking with different types of fuel? Will you hear the compelling story of […]

Utah Responds to #Harvey

Posted on: August 31st, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has caused devastation on the Gulf Coast in Texas. A disaster, by definition, is an event that overwhelms your resources. So Utah is helping First, see what you can do to help. Then, scroll down to see who from the Beehive State is helping in Texas and also to see how our own […]

Be safe during #Eclipse2017

Posted on: August 18th, 2017

Be prepared for crowds, lines and traffic SALT LAKE CITY — Monday’s total solar eclipse in Idaho and Wyoming is historically close to Utah and many are expected to hit the roads in droves to witness the hidden sun and see stars in the daytime. The Utah Division of Emergency Management urges Utahns traveling to […]

News release: Flood Safety Awareness Week 2017

Posted on: March 14th, 2017

UPDATE 6/6/17: We’ve added that Utah has now had seven river fatalities and a “water watcher” safety tip. UPDATE 5/11/17: The first line has been updated to reflect Utah’s current disaster declaration count. Helping you help others get ready for floods SALT LAKE CITY — Flooding is the most common weather-related natural disaster. In Utah, ten of […]

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 […]

Great Utah ShakeOut Reaches 1 Million Participants

Posted on: August 5th, 2016

By Joe Dougherty We’ve been waiting for this for a long time. Since 2011, I’ve been dreaming of the day we could declare that 1 million people had participated in our annual earthquake drill. We’ve gotten so close, and now that day is here. A record-breaking 1,004,593 Utahns participated this year! Gov. Gary Herbert challenged Utah […]

Mark Your Calendars for the 2016 Utah Prepare Conference & Expo

Posted on: August 5th, 2016

By Ken Kraudy Now, more than ever, people are looking for tools and resources to help them prepare for emergencies or disasters. Look no further than the 6th Annual Utah Prepare Conference and Expo on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Cost: $5 per person (Ages 12 and under are free)   This annual conference provides an […]

Fireworks are Fun…

Posted on: July 14th, 2016

…when they don’t cause fires or injury   By Tara Behunin and Don Cobb Though we are officially out of “firework” season in Utah, we’re sharing some firework information for the next time the season rolls around. You’re clear to light fireworks three days before and after the Fourth of July and the Pioneer Day celebrations on […]

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 […]