Emergency Preparedness

Community emergency preparedness starts with each resident. Together, we can ensure Holladay is collectively ready to tackle natural disasters, weather events, or other emergencies. Take the time to be prepared for the unexpected at home, in the car, and at work. Here are three things you can do:

  1. Prepare a 96-hour Kit. (https://www.ready.gov/kit ) The 96-Hour Emergency Kit should be individually tailored to meet the basic survival needs of your family for four days. Most families prefer to store their emergency supplies in one location that is relatively safe, yet easily accessible if evacuation is required. Items may be stored in a 32-gallon trashcan, suitcase, duffel bag, footlocker, or backpack. 
  2. Make a Plan.  (https://www.ready.gov/plan ) Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.
  3. Be informed.  Sign up for emergency communications - check out these links to subscribe to resources and receive alerts.
    1. Salt Lake County Emergency Notification System (ENS)
    2. FEMA App
    3. Red Cross App
Register for Reverse 911The Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) has a regional notification system: Reverse 911. Register to receive direct text notifications about emergencies. You can also register your email address. Visit https://vecc911.onthealert.com/Terms/Index/?ReturnUrl=/CERT
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

Contact Allison Jester at ajester@HolladayUT.gov.