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Friday, July 30, 2010


CITIZEN CORPS - Uniting Communities Preparing The Nation

Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and the recurring reminders of the powerful forces of natural phenomenon, we are reminded of our vulnerabilities, more appreciative of our freedoms, and more understanding that we have a personal responsibility for the safety of our families, our neighbors and our nation. We also know that we can take action now to help protect our families, help reduce the impact a disaster has on our lives, and help deal with the chaos when an incident does occur.

The Utah Citizen Corps Mission is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared for emergencies and disasters of all kinds. The State Citizen Corps Council serves as a resource link between the national Citizen Corps initiative and local and regional councils throughout Utah. The state council encourages councils to bring together local leaders, emergency management, citizen volunteers, faith-based communities, business and civic organizations, and the network of first responder organizations to help build prepared and resilient communities. Community members are encouraged to know the potential risks in their areas, have emergency kits available for all members of the family, have and practice a family response plan, be trained in CERT and CPR, and become involved in their local neighborhood watch program and community preparedness efforts. For more information go to

All above information also found in our Guide To Personal and Family Preparedness handout.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just a little reminder of what the BRU Campaign is all about...

Utah's Emergency Preparedness Campaign

Even though we don't know when or where disasters and emergencies may strike, we do know that we can do more to be prepared for the unexpected. In the last several years, many Utahns have witnessed terrible disasters throughout our state including devastating floods and wildfires.

It's important that we learn from these events and make an effort to have a basic emergency plan and a 72-hour emergency supply kit for our families, businesses, schools, and communities.

If there is one thing we could impress upon all Utahns to make their top priority in preparedness, it is that we are able to sustain ourselves for a minimum of three days should an emergency or disaster happen.

For more information on building your emergency supply kit and other family, community, school and business preparedness resources, spend some time right here with Be Ready Utah. Make an emergency plan, get a 72-hour kit, be informed about Utah's natural hazards and get involved in helping others prepare.

Let's 'Be Ready' Utah!

Spend a little time on our website.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

For those new to the campaign.

About Be Ready Utah

We live in a state that is vulnerable to man-made threats and natural disasters. Since 1983, Utah has received eight presidential disaster declarations. The unexpected happened in 2005 when our state had three declarations in one year.

The Utah Department of Public Safety’s Division of Homeland Security has adopted an all-hazard approach to mitigate and prepare for, respond to, and recover from any disaster that may occur in our state.

Be Ready Utah is the State of Utah's official emergency preparedness campaign managed by the Division of Homeland Security and under the direction of Lt. Governor Greg Bell. It's designed as a bottom-up approach for preparedness with the focus on every individual's personal responsibility in preparedness first.

The Be Ready Utah campaign was officially launched in April 2005 at the annual League of Cities and Towns conference in St. George, Utah following the devastating floods in January 2005.

Be Ready Utah provides valuable information for individuals and families, communities, public safety professionals, business and civic leaders, school administrators and volunteers. We believe that preparedness leads to prosperity. Every community has the opportunity to provide resources to prepare its citizens and Be Ready Utah can help prepare Utah.

We encourage you take on the challenge to be ‘Be Ready.’ Be ready with an emergency plan. Be ready with an emergency supply kit. Be informed about Utah’s natural hazards and get to know the local emergency manager in your community. Look for opportunities to get involved and volunteer your expertise and talents. The time and effort we invest in preparing now will help us navigate through and recover quickly from what may come our way at the most unexpected moment.

Please visit for more information on how to get started with simple, basic steps to preparedness.