Salt Lake City Emergency Management
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.
Learn 10 ways to prepare your family for emergencies here.
Assemble a 72-hour emergency kit. Learn how here.
Unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings pose life-threatening and devastating effects in the event of an earthquake.
URMs were commonly built throughout Utah until the 1970s. Salt Lake City alone claims more than 30,000 residential URMs. Seismic experts say those structures are among the most vulnerable types of buildings and are not likely to withstand the impact of any significant tremor.
Watch the "Fix the Bricks" video here.
View the "Fix the Bricks" flyer here.
View the Salt Lake City building damage map here.
View the Salt Lake County building damage map here.
Take the structural safety quiz for your home or building here.
Learn more about what you can do to mitigate danger to your home. For details contact the following:
Salt Lake City “Fix the Bricks”
Salt Lake City Building Services and Civil Enforcement
Building Inspections, Permits and Regulation Info
Utah Division of State History, Historic Preservation
Historic Homes, Contractor Referral and Possible Tax Credit Info
Contact: Donald Hartley, Historical Architect
When a major disaster strikes Utah, volunteers who know how to open and operate Red Cross-supported temporary shelters in their neighborhood schools will have the ability to help their community survive and recover more effectively.
Act now to prepare your neighborhood. Attend a vital training to learn more about how to set up and operate a temporary shelter at your neighborhood S.A.F.E. school.
The Schools Aid Families in Emergencies (S.A.F.E.) Neighborhood program is a partnership between Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City School District, the American Red Cross Utah Region and community partner schools.
To register for classes or the workshop, click here. (On the form, click the dropdown box and select the appropriate training location)
Learn more about the Community Preparedness Workshop here.
To view or print the S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods flyer, click here.
For a description of each level of training for the S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods Program, click here.
View the school district boundary map here.
See the suggested 96-hour emergency kit list here.
Watch the "Utah: Preparedness Now" video here.
To request information about the S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods program by phone, call 801-323-7026 or 801-799-3699.
To request information about the S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods program by email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CERT program is designed to educate residents about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. The training covers basic disaster response skills including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. The CERT course provides basic training on the following topics:
• Disaster Preparedness
• Disaster Fire Suppression
• Disaster Medical Operations
• Light Search And Rescue Operations
• Disaster Psychology And Team Organization
• Course Review And Disaster Simulation
Click the Salt Lake City CERT Coordination Guide to learn more about the basic framework of how to coordinate CERT teams.
Learn more about Salt Lake City CERT classes, view a schedule and register here.