Emergency Management Menu


The Division of Emergency Management strives to document disasters, emergencies, mitigation and natural phenomena, as well as preparedness actions, drills and exercises and a little bit of humor. Oh, and we have a DJI Phantom quadcopter (unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV). We are required to report its usage, but we’re proud of what it is able to capture and tell us.

Questions/media requests?

Public Information Officer

Wade Mathews
801-834-9741 (direct)
801-963-2003 (desk)
801-538-3400 (office main)

Backup Public Information Officer

Hillary Koellner, DPS Director of Public Affairs
385-296-4311 (direct)


Our Staff in the News

A catalog of our appearances in the media.

Utah Natural Hazards on Flickr

This account includes photos from natural disasters, fires and mitigation. Nearly all images are public domain.

BeReadyUtah on YouTube
UtahEmergency on YouTube

UAV reports

Preparedness Humor