We live in a state that is vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters. Since 1983, Utah has experienced twelve significant disasters that received presidential disaster declarations, and countless others that have threatened the lives and property of Utahns.
The Utah Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management (DEM) has adopted an all-hazard approach to prepare for, respond to, and recover from any disaster that may occur in our state. In an effort to promote and increase preparedness among the citizens of Utah, then-Lt. Governor Gary Herbert created the Be Ready Utah campaign in 2006.
Now under the direction of Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox, Be Ready Utah is the state’s official emergency preparedness campaign. Be Ready Utah utilizes a grassroots approach to preparedness, with a focus on every individual’s personal responsibility for preparedness. Be Ready Utah provides valuable preparedness information, supports preparedness fairs, conducts presentations and educates the public through social media and other channels.
Every community should work to prepare its citizens. Be Ready Utah is here to help.We invite you to explore BeReadyUtah.gov for more information on how to get started with simple, basic steps for better preparedness.