You are invited to join thousands of people who will Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15 a.m. on April 17th* in the 2014 Great Utah ShakeOut!
More than 12.5 million people were registered to participate in ShakeOut drills worldwide in 2011. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to become better prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes.
Big storms can knock out power. Make sure you’re storm ready.
If a raging winter storm knocks out electricity, Rocky Mountain Power is ready to respond. Of course, we also want to make sure you’re ready. That’s why we offer tips to help you prepare for an outage and keep you safe and warm while we work to restore power as quickly as possible.
Things you can do to prepare
Assemble an outage kit with items that will also be useful in other emergency situations.
Review what to do if the power goes out in your home.
Cordless phones require electricity, so make sure you have another working phone if the power goes out. Click here for tips to preserve your cell phone’s battery.
Put together a communication plan with your family, loved ones and other important contacts.
Know how to override your electric garage door opener.
If you own a portable generator, review how to operate it safely.
Add your cell phone numbers to your Rocky Mountain Power account through our secure website. This will allow us to quickly pull up your account information when you call, and also provides you access to up-to-the minute updates on your smartphone.
Learn more at rockymountainpower.net/outage, or report an outage anytime toll free at 1-877-508-5088.
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Education and preparedness are key to ensuring the safety and well-being of your family and yourself in the event of an emergency or disaster. CERT training offers opportunities to learn about the types of emergencies and disasters that are likely to take place in the Holladay area. It then teaches ways to make the necessary plans for yourself and your family should an emergency or disaster occur. Making an emergency/disaster plan for your home or business is just one of the simple steps you can take to help ensure that you are as prepared as possible when you need to be.
In a recent national survey conducted by The Ad Council, 80 percent of Americans agreed that taking some simple steps to prepare could help protect themselves and their families in the event of an emergency or disaster. However, only 58 percent had made an sort of emergency supply kit, developed a family emergency plan or learned more about potential threats; the three steps recommended by the Ready campaign (the Homeland Security’s program for preparedness). A survey of small businesses found more than 90 percent recognized the importance of business emergency preparedness. However, less than 40 percent said their company had an emergency plan in place.
There are several resources where individuals and businesses can learn how to prepare their families and workplaces for emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. Materials, including family communication plan templates and sample business continuity plans, are available providing Americans with the resources that will bring peace of mind.
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http://www.unifiedfire.org/">www.unifiedfire.org click on Programs, click on CERT class for class schedule, location and to register.
Currently training courses are offered by two groups, the Unified Fire Authority and Avert. Classes are offered periodically by each group independent of the other. The City of Holladay sponsors these trainings when possible but additional classes are provided around the valley. Please visit the links below to view each of their calendars and for their requirements for setting up additional classes.
City of Holladay Emergency Volunteer Coordinator
David Chisholm 801-278-2172
United Fire Authority | AVERT