What is the SAFE Neighborhood program?

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What is the Safe Neighborhood program? (Not to be confused with Secure Communities)
(Espanol mas abajo/Spanish below)

Los niños deben tener sus kits tambien

After a major disaster take care of yourself, assure that your family is fine and then check your home to make sure there are no gas leaks or other problems and then grab your 96 hour kit and GO TO SCHOOL.(The closest school) At school you will sign in so you can be on their list of those that are OK. Many CERT teams will also be staging at these schools but others will report to other buildings or areas according to their local CERT plan.
The Safe Neighborhood program is being implemented and each Salt Lake City School has large containers with clipboards, instruction sheets and an entire set up in order to get accurate information from the public after a disaster. This program will work in conjunction with the schools, CERT, HAM, The Red Cross and local authorities to help coordinate information and organize.
After a major disaster we should not expect help for at least 96 hours, hence the 96 hour kit with food, water, change of clothes in plastic, copies of your important documents on a USB and hardcopy in plastic ziplock, flashlight, first aid etc…(See list on fema.gov)
CERT is Community Emergency Response Teams which will be local people that have been trained in the federal FEMA program to assist in the event of a disaster.
John Flynt the guy in charge of our emergency management program here in Salt Lake put this program together and when you want additional information go to this site: www.bereadyslc.com and click on SAFE at the top.

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Que es el programa vecindarios seguros? (No debemos confundir esto con comunidades seguros)
Despues de un disastre deben cuidar si mismo, cuidar su familia, chequea su casa y aggarrar su equipo de 96 horas y ir a la escuela mas cercana para firmar la lista de los sobreviviente. En la escuela ellos van a trabajar juntos con CERT, HAM, La Cruz Roja y las autoridades locales. Muchos equipos de CERT van a reunir en otros sitios segun su plan local.

El programa de vecindarios seguros aqui en lago salado es para obtener informacion de todos los vecinos y ayudarlos tener informacion correcta. Las escuelas tienen unos contenadores grandes con todas las instruciones on que debemos hacer paso por paso y listas en blanco para obtener informacion de la gente. Este programa va a trabajar junto con CERT, HAM, La Cruz Roja y otros paraa ayudar.
Despues de un disastre no debemos pensar que va a venir ayuda por lo menos 96 horas y por esta rason nosotros debemos tener una muchila con agua, comida, primer auxilios, documentos, lamparas y mas (vea la lista en los sitios en linea)
CERT son los equipos entredados por el gobierno que son voluntarios de su vecidario porque los servicios de emergencia problamente no van estar disponibles por muchos dias.

John Flynt es el hombre encargado de esta programa aqui en Salt Lake.
John Flynt the guy in charge of our emergency management program here in Salt Lake put this program together and when you want additional information go to this site: www.bereadyslc.com and click on SAFE at the top.

CERT in Salt Lake City

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37 graduados SLC

I have taught CERT for many years now. I first got certified in 1978 if you can believe that. I still have the ID cards. If you don’t know what CERT is then read on…….

Understanding what will happen in an emergency and how to react may save your life,the lives of your family and the lives of your neighbors. In a major disaster the Police, Fire and Medical personnel will not respond to the neighborhoods so don’t call 911. That is what the Community Emergency Response Teams are for. We will be on our own most likely for days before help arrives. Most of the emergency services will be responding to where the most people area so they can do the most good for the greatest number of people at once. (Large buildings, hospitals and if possible schools)

Last night at the Emergency Drill the Ham Radio operators transmitted actual messages from different locations to the main Emergency Operations Center which will happen in a real emergency.

The American Red Cross actually set up shelters in the schools with cots, check in personnel and signage just as they do in a real emergency.

CERT – Community Emergency Response Teams from the neighborhoods responded, the first CERT that arrived at the locations became the Incident Commander and organized the area so when more cert trained people showed up they could receive assignments. The incident commander assigned a person to operations, another to planning, a leader over logistics and a person over finance and administration and these people began to organize so when people that were not CERT trained showed up they also could be assigned duties to help the community.

Under the Operations Section three other leaders were assigned: Fire Suppression Group Leader, Search and Rescue Group Leader and the Medical Group Leader.

Trained CERT teams of 3 to 7 people were sent out to several locations for damage assessment and search and rescue. Those teams performed triage, treatment, transportation of the the injured back to the main meeting areas in the neighborhoods. The injured were received at the elementary schools into the medical operations section for additional treatment. Throughout the exercise good notes were taken and important information was sent from the communications area to the main EOC in Salt Lake which was fully staffed for this exercise.

This is all part of a bigger picture instituted by John Flynt in emergency operations for the City. In the event of a major disaster you should take care of your family and check on your neighbors and then report to the closest elementary school. When an accurate number of dead and injured can be reported to the Governor he can then declare the area a disaster and request federal assistance. The longer it takes to get accurate information to the Governor the longer it will be before help comes.

For this reason we no longer refer to the kits as 72 hour kits but we now refer to them as 96 hour kits because it is not likely that help will arrive for several days. It is so important that we learn first aid skills and have water and food storage.

Get involved visit:


CLICK ON CERT: You can register for a CERT class which is 21 hours of emergency instruction in disaster medical, safely removing heavy debris off of the injured, putting out small fires, light search and rescue operations, CERT organization and much more.

CLICK ON FIX THE BRICKS: Here you can check on how likely your home is to sustain damage and they give you specific information for each home not just your area. You can see the fault lines and assessments. You can also contact a contractor to reinforce your home by bolting it to the foundation or bolting the roof on if it is not secured.