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 […]
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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 […]