Community Preparedness

There are Three Elements needed to have a resilient community: 



Basic Steps for Neighborhoods

The three basic steps are: Communicate, Re-unite Households and Find Shelter.


After an earthquake of the magnitude that is expected, all common communications networks will be compromised or overloaded to the point that normal communications methods will be unavailable.

Re-Unite Households

In the aftermath of a major earthquake in the Salt Lake Valley, household re-unification will be a major issue. Peoples’ day-to-day activities result in household members being dispersed all across the valley. Depending on the time of day and even the time of year, reuniting of households will be a significant issue.


One of the primary goals of the SAFE Neighborhoods Program is to address the issue of temporary sheltering of displaced residents and provide for basic human needs on a neighborhood level.