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. […]
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Will your city or county qualify for disaster loans from the State of Utah?
Utah pulls together in emergencies. That is an immutable fact. Neighbors help neighbors clean up debris. First responders help in neighboring jurisdictions. State government can use its resources to help municipalities in disaster response. We do amazing work together. A new law, which took effect May 10, will allow state government to help local government […]
Now it’s easier to put disaster dollars to work
When Colorado requested a Utah National Guard response to rebuild roads following severe flooding in 2013, the Guard nearly couldn’t go. They were willing. They had the manpower. But they didn’t have funding. Active duty military need to have funding dedicated to a specific mission, and the federal government was in the midst of a […]
Postal Workers = Emergency Responders?
When disaster strikes, emergency responders have a few critical needs: Resources and information. A bill passed in the 2016 Legislative Session and signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert aims to help with that. SB 57, sponsored by Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, will give us the chance to conduct a feasibility study with […]
Remembering our friend Joe Thornton
Joseph Oscar Thornton Jr January 23, 1952 – December 11, 2015 Obituary The Division of Emergency Management family sends its love to the Thornton family. We were all shocked to learn of Joe’s passing following a heart attack after knee surgery. Joe’s work at DEM in our Logistics Section touched nearly everyone in this office. […]
Certified Emergency Managers – The inaugural class
RICHFIELD — Emergency management may be an emerging profession, but Utah emergency managers are dedicating themselves to making themselves as professional as possible. The Utah Division of Emergency Management and Utah Emergency Management Association recognized 10 Utah emergency managers for their efforts Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Richfield at the City and County Directors Conference. […]