Salt Lake City

City Accessibility - Emergency Preparedness

Salt Lake City services play a significant role in emergency management and disaster response.  The City is committed to inclusive planning and response for people with access and functional needs.

Get Connected

Here are some steps you can take to get connected with emergency response resources:

Register with the Utah Special Needs Registry.  This registry allows you to provide information about special needs you may have in an emergency.

Register with SLC Alerts, Salt Lake City's emergency communication system.  By providing your contact information, you will receive alert information about emergencies in Salt Lake City.

Take CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training from the Salt Lake City Emergency Management Division. The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for 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.  When emergency responders are overwhelmed, the CERT's throughout the city will play a vital role in stabilizing neighborhoods.

Personal Preparedness is for Everyone

We all have a responsibility to prepare ourselves and loved ones for an emergency.  You know your needs best and some forethought and preparation can go a long way.  There is no guarantee that help will arrive immedately after an emergency.  Everyone should have a 72-hour kit (minimum) and have plans with family and friends to check on each other.  For more tips on personal preparedness, visit the SLC Emergency Management Division and Be Ready Utah websites.