Be Ready SLC

Salt Lake City Emergency Management

Email: bereadyslc@slcgov.com

Office: 801-799-3605

Thanks to the recent DHS announcement of 2017 Preparedness Grant funding opportunities the Salt Lake Urban Area was listed as an eligible UASI program allowing us to continue enhancing regional preparedness and capabilities to protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks.

The announcement additionally opens eligibility for Nonprofit Organizations at high risk of a terrorist attack within Salt Lake Urban Area boundaries to integrate their preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts.

Link to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

Each nonprofit organization may apply for up to $75,000 and must apply by June 20, 2017, through their respective State Administrative Agent (SAA): Jona Whitesides, Preparedness Bureau Chief, Utah Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management, (801) 834-1954, jwhites1@utah.gov

Eligible nonprofit organizations are those organizations that are: 1) Described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC)  2) Located within one of the FY 2017 UASI-designated urban areas, listed in Appendix A- FY 2017 NSGP UASI- Designated Urban Areas; and 3) Determined to be at high risk of a terrorist attack by the Secretary of DHS.

If you have questions please reach out to Jona Whitesides (Contact info listed above).

We look forward to working with you to make our community safer.

Audrey Pierce, Salt Lake Urban Area Executive Director

801-799-3603

Kenya Rene, Public Information Officer

810-799-3605

 

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UPDATES

RED FLAG SEASON

FIRE Safety while using a grill

  1. Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your house.
  2. Clean your grill regularly.
  3. Check for gas leaks.
  4. Keep decorations away from your grill. 
  5. Keep a fire extinguisher within a couple steps of your grill.And KNOW HOW TO USE IT. 
  6. Don’t turn on the gas while your grill lid is closed. NEVER do this. 
  7. Don’t Leave a grill unattended.
  8. Don’t overload your grill with food.
  9. Don’t Use a grill indoors. 

Fire Safety while using fireworks

  • Don’t ever let kids play with fireworks. 
  • Gove children your undivided attention. 
  • Teach your children how to call 911.
  • Teach your children what to do if their clothing catches on fire – stop, drop and roll.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them. 
  • Avoid buying fireworks that come in brown paper packaging, as this can often be a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and could pose a danger to consumers.
  • Visit recalls.gov to make sure the fireworks you’re using aren’t subject to any safety recalls.
  • Don’t modify fireworks or use homemade fireworks.
  • Light fireworks only on smooth, flat surfaces, and aim them away from spectators, buildings, dry leaves, and flammable materials.
  • Never have any portion of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Move back a safe distance immediately after lighting.
  • Don’t try to relight fireworks that malfunction, or duds.
  • Don’t carry fireworks in your pocket or hold them close to your face.

    Heat and High temperatures Safety tips

    • Don’t leave children, animals or elderly in cars, even for a minute.
    • Look before you lock.
    • Heatstroke is dangerous/deadly don’t leave anybody inside a parked car.
    • Summer is here keep yourself and loved ones hydrated and wearing sunblock.

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Summer safety

  • If you go out of town on vacation, tell neighbors to cut lawn & get mail to diminish being targeted.
  • Children at play, obey speed
  • Wear helmets when on motorcycles, bikes, or UTVs
  • Keep an eye on children ALL the TIME.

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WATER SAFETY

  • As of June 6, there have been 7 fatalities in Utah’s rivers.
  • Stream and river waters from snowmelt can be extremely fast and cold. Take care of children and elder adults when recreating near rivers. Hypothermia can set in quickly.
  • Designate a “water watcher” when you are recreating: An adult who pays attention to activity near water and is not distracted by a cell phone or other adults.
  • Flood waters that flow over land pick up a lot of nasty stuff along the way: Raw sewage, spilled fuel and other chemicals, as well as sharp objects. Stay out of flood waters if you don’t have proper protective gear.
  • Six inches of flowing water can knock an adult down.
  • It only takes a foot of flowing water to float away a car and 18 to 24 inches of water can float away an SUV.

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Welcome to Salt Lake City’s Emergency Management home page

The City’s team of emergency management experts work to keep residents, businesses and municipal government prepared to respond safely and appropriately to natural and man-made disasters.

UTAH’S EARTHQUAKE VIDEO

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Utah is expecting an earthquake of a 7.0 or greater. There is a 50% chance that will happen within the next 50 years.
ARE YOU READY?
1- Make a Plan.
2- Build a 96 hr. kit.
3- Get informed by getting involved.

 

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Thanks to the recent DHS announcement of 2017 Preparedness Grant funding opportunities the Salt Lake Urban Area was listed as an eligible UASI program allowing us to continue enhancing regional preparedness and capabilities to protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks.
The announcement additionally opens eligibility for Nonprofit Organizations at high risk of a terrorist attack within Salt Lake Urban Area boundaries to integrate their preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts.

Link to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

Each nonprofit organization may apply for up to $75,000 and must apply by June 20, 2017, through their respective State Administrative Agent (SAA): Jona Whitesides, Preparedness Bureau Chief, Utah Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management, (801) 834-1954, jwhites1@utah.gov
Eligible nonprofit organizations are those organizations that are: 1) Described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) 2) Located within one of the FY 2017 UASI-designated urban areas, listed in Appendix A- FY 2017 NSGP UASI- Designated Urban Areas; and 3) Determined to be at high risk of a terrorist attack by the Secretary of DHS.

If you have questions please reach out to Jona Whitesides (Contact info listed above).

We look forward to working with you to make our community safer.
Audrey Pierce, SLUA Executive Director
801-799-3603

Kenya Rene, Public Information Officer
810-799-3605
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