Uniting Utah’s Communities…Preparing the Nation!
Community Preparedness Programs are founded on the realization that citizens serve as a vital partner in the welfare of our communities and in building community resilience. While the government provides critical services for a safe and secure America, it cannot replace the value of a prepared and informed public. In these programs, citizens embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; by becoming trained in first aid and emergency skills, and volunteering to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety programs.
Working together, we can meet our most daunting challenges through a structured approach to collaboration and information sharing by bringing together leaders from all community sectors; including local government, emergency management and emergency service providers, hospitals, schools, volunteer and service organizations, businesses, faith-based organizations, and advocacy groups. Through all these stakeholders united with citizens, we can improve the health and safety of our communities now, while preparing to respond to potential emergencies.
Volunteering and Donating in Times of Disaster
This portal is designed to make it as easy as possible to donate financial support, product donations or to volunteer your skills and time to the nonprofit organizations that most need it.
|Be Ready||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.|
|CERT||CERT is a 24 hour training program that prepares you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster. As a member of a CERT team, you can respond to disasters, participate in drills and exercises, and take additional training.|
|Citizen Corps||Citizen Corps is FEMA's grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all-hazards emergency preparedness and resilience. Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.|
|Fire Corps||The Fire Corps of Utah is taking steps to solve an all too common problem - a large number of fire departments would like to have a Fire Corps program, but many do not have the resources to manage one alone. As a result, the state of Utah is taking the lead by creating a state-wide Fire Corp program that is managed by the Utah Office of the State Fire Marshal.|
|Medical Reserves Corps||The Medical Reserve Corps are a group of volunteer medical professionals and others who are already identified, credentialed, trained and prepared to help when they are needed in local communities. They help supplement existing hospital, public health and emergency medical systems when they are overwhelmed.|
|Neighborhood Watch||Neighborhood Watch is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention programs in history. Thanks to a grant from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, the National Neighborhood Watch Program was started.|
|Volunteers in Police Service||The VIPS Program provides support and resources for agencies interested in developing or enhancing a volunteer program and for citizens who wish to volunteer their time and skills with a community law enforcement agency. The program’s ultimate goal is to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers.|