Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Emergency Services


Community Preparedness

Businesses, religious organizations, neighborhoods, etc. are all parts of the community. When disasters strike, it is often individuals from these parts of the community that are able to respond first to help those in need. In order for groups of individuals and organizations to respond to needs in a safe and effective way, it is important to plan, prepare, and practice before a disaster occurs. This page provides materials to help leaders of organizations or individuals interested in helping their part of the community get started on these steps and includes links to resources with more specific information.

The  Wasatch County Health Department supports efforts by organizations in our community to improve their ability to respond to disasters and other public health emergencies. Below are materials and links to help organizations prepare for an emergency.

Resources for Organizations

Planning Materials:

These materials have been developed to help organizations create disaster plans.

This guide is intended to assist a planner who may not have in-depth knowledge of emergency management or continuity planning. It can be used by organizations of all sizes from any type of industry.
The Sample Business Plan is actually a template designed by professionals at Any organization can download this template and fill in the requested information to make a simple plan.

Volunteer Programs:

This is a list of Citizen Corps volunteer programs that are currently active in Wasatch County. For more detailed information about the programs, please click on the links.

CERT is a training program that prepares individuals to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
MRC units are groups of volunteer medical professionals and others who can supplement local public health departments, hospitals, and emergency medical systems when they are overwhelmed.
The VIPS Program provides support and resources for citizens who wish to volunteer their time and skills with a community law enforcement agency.




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