News and Information
Current incident updates and news releases
They are located on our emergency public information website: EmergencyInfoUtah.com
But we will add backups to this site, as well. See the News Releases menu above.
Situation Reports and Weekly Briefings
Reporting pages on activations of the State Emergency Operations Center, located in Salt Lake City.
The current activation level of the EOC is Daily Operations.
DEM Staff in the News
Sometimes, we are interviewed by the fine folks in the press. Here are those stories.
Public information officer
The Division of Emergency Management’s public information and social media program is run by public information officer Joe Dougherty. Joe worked as a journalist for nine years in college, at the Standard-Examiner and Deseret News before joining DEM as the public information officer in 2010. Joe is part of the Department of Public Safety’s public affairs team.
Primary areas of expertise: Disaster response, preparedness, prevention, mitigation and recovery.
801-538-3400 (office main)
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