Sunday, December 27, 2015



You can register HERE

Why Is There a Need For C.E.R.T.?

Each year, many Utah communities are rocked by severe weather, such as high winds, floods or flash floods, winter storms, or by "man made" disasters.  The damage caused by such disasters effect everyone!  Disasters can severely restrict and overwhelm emergency response resources, communications, transportation and utilities; and leave individuals and neighborhoods cut off from outside emergency support.  It is so important you have the skills necessary to take care of your family and neighbors.  CERT teaches basic skills needed for day to day emergencies such as fire safety and basic first aid to larger scale emergencies such as widespread evacuation and earthquakes.  CERT has been used in emergencies around the world and in our own backyard.  YOU are NEEDED!  If you don't take the time to do the training, who will?  No one cares about your family like you do!  Make sure you are trained to help when help is needed.  The time is NOW!

*If you have paid for and attended CERT training in the past, come for FREE to complete your certification or to brush up on your skills.

         Feb 25 - Disaster Preparedness/Introduction
         Mar 3 - Fire Suppression
         Mar 10 - Light Search and Rescue
         Mar 17 - Disaster Medical Part 1
         Mar 24 - Disaster Medical Part 2
         Mar 31 - Disaster Psychology
         April 7 - Team Organization
         April 8 - Final Drill

Time:  7-10pm  (Please come 20 minutes early to the first class)
Location:  LDS Church,  4333 S 6400 W, West Valley City
Cost:  $45 for supplies
For Questions Contact:  Stacey Goodrich at or your Ward Preparedness Specialist
More Information:
Online Registration:  HERE

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NOVEMBER-Helping Children Prepare For, Cope With and Recover After Disasters

Scerinda Johnson gave a great presentation this November.   She taught through stories and examples things we can do to prepare our children for difficult circumstances. Please visit the "Resources" tab to watch the videos of the class or find links to the handouts and videos that were shared that night.

Our next class will be held on December 3rd.  7pm at the LDS Stake Center located at 6710 W. 4145 S.  We will be learning about Cold Weather Precautions - Staying warm during power outages etc. We would love you see you there!!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Drill Stats

We had a pretty successful drill.  We are planning our next drill for April 16th (Thursday), that will coincide with the Utah Great Shake Out.  More details will follow in the coming months, however, in the meantime, we are hoping to get more neighborhoods organized with block captains and get more people trained on what to do and where to go in an emergency.  If you would like to help out, please comment and we will contact you.

The stats for our October 13th drill are as follows:

  • Neighborhood 1- 144 homes contacted out of 361 (40%)
  • Neighborhood 4- 0 homes contacted out of 294 (0%)
  • Neighborhood 5- 0 homes contacted out of 555 (0%)
  • Neighborhood 7- 183 homes contacted out of 334 (55%)
  • Neighborhood 8- 18 homes contacted out of 330 (5%)
  • Neighborhood 9- 0 homes contacted out of 258 (0%)
  • Neighborhood 10- 183 homes contacted out of 276 (66%)

  • Whole Neighborhood- 528 homes contacted out of 2410 (22%)
We loved the feedback that we recieved from members of the neighborhoods that participated.  Most people are excited to be connected to their neighbors and to be a part of this emergency plan.  Thanks for all your help!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Neighborhood Emergency Drill

On October 13, 2015 @ 7pm we will be conducting a neighborhood emergency drill.  Our goal is to contact every household in our area.

In an emergency, we plan on using this communication structure to relay our needs to those who would be able to assist us.  We will practice using this structure that night.

You should be notified, by your block captain, as to where your block meeting place will be.  Some areas are already organized, and some are just beginning.  We will still practice and do the best that we can!  :)  If you are interested in helping out, please comment with your name and contact info.

At 7 pm on Oct 13th, we ask that you go to your block's meeting place, check-in, and help check on neighbors that did not show up.  This drill will help us work out the kinks in our communication structure, and help us improve and practice using our radios.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

October- 72 Hour Kits

CHALLENGE:  Gather items for 72 hour kits. (1 per family member)

                                                               Our cute little helpers!!!!

Teresa Atkinson gave a great presentation and shared helpful tips for assembling your 72 hour kits.

72 Hour Kit Handout
72 Hour Kit Class Videos

September- Water Class

CHALLENGE:  Work on storing 2 weeks worth of water (2 gallons of water, per person, per day.) Even if you aren't able to get it all stored, at least begin storing something.  We cannot live 3 days without water.  It is VERY important.

Kim Dyches and Wade Dixon presented a lot of great information on water storage.  Attached is a link to the water storage handout.

Water Storage Information


Welcome to the Salt Lake Hunter Copperhill Preparedness blog.  We will keep you posted on classes, and upcoming calendar events and you will be able to ask questions and share helpful tips. :)  As we work together, our neighborhood will be more united and we will be better equipped to help each other.