There are a variety of tools residents can use to keep themselves informed of emergencies directly impacting the community:
- Reverse 9-1-1 - Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center’s (VECC) has a regional notification system that can send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within VECC's area who are impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster. If you see “0000000000” on your Caller ID, you should answer the phone because that will be VECC calling with important information. Visit Reverse 9-1-1 Registration to learn more.
- Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) - Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs), made available through the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) infrastructure, allows public safety officials to quickly and effectively alert and warn the public about serious emergencies (imminent threat, AMBER, and presidential alerts.) Mobile users are not charged for receiving WEAs and there is no need to subscribe. To ensure your device is WEA-capable, check with your service provider. WEAs look like text messages but are designed to get your attention and alert you with a unique sound and vibration, both repeated twice.
- E-Notifications - Residents can sign up for E-Notifications to receive emergency alerts via email.
- Facebook Local Alerts - Midvale City has partnered with Facebook to use a feature called Local Alerts. Using Local Alerts we can highlight time-sensitive information to our community about natural disasters or other incidents. Residents are encouraged to follow Midvale City on Facebook @MidvaleCity
- Twitter - Residents are encouraged to follow Midvale City on Twitter @MidvaleCity
- Nextdoor - Residents are encouraged to follow Midvale City on Nextdoor
- Neighbors by Ring - Residents can sign up for the Neighbors by Ring app without the necessity of owning a Ring device. This community watch application facilitates the exchange and access of real-time safety and security updates within local neighborhoods. When an incident is reported in a user's vicinity, nearby individuals with the Neighbors app installed receive immediate notifications, ensuring that all residents, regardless of their device ownership, stay well-informed about ongoing events in their immediate area.
The Midvale City Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) establishes the emergency response organization of Midvale City to prepare for, respond to, and recover from, emergencies or disasters with the primary objectives being to save lives and protect health and property. This plan outlines the roles and responsibilities of Midvale City government before, during, and after a disaster. The EOP addresses disasters through the emergency management mission areas: prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. The EOP is based upon guidance criteria prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM).
Are you ready?
What would you do if basic services - water, natural gas, electricity, landline and cellular telephones - were cut off? You can cope with disaster by preparing in advance. Midvale City is committed to educating and preparing our citizens for emergency situations. Here are some resources that can make you better prepared for all hazards which may impact our community.
Be Ready Utah
Emergency Supply List
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
American Red Cross
Text PREPARE to 43362 (4FEMA) to receive periodic safety tips from FEMA (messages/data rates apply)
Midvale City's Municipal Emergency Planner, Brad Jewett
Brad Jewett is employed by Unified Fire Authority and serves as a shared, municipal contract employee. He brings incredible experience to our community. Brad holds an associates of science degree in Pre-hospital Emergency Care, a bachelors of science in Emergency Management, and he is currently enrolled in the Masters program in Emergency Management at Arizona State University.
Brad also serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Hospital Corpsman Master Chief/Command Senior Enlisted for NR NMRTC Camp Pendleton.
Along with his incredible experience and dedicated service to our country, Brad holds the following certifications:
|CCEMT-P||Critical Care Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic|
|NREMT-P||National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic|
|F-PC||Flight Paramedic Certified|
|HM-Tech||Hazardous Materials Technician|
- Salt Lake County Division of Emergency Management: The Salt Lake County Division of Emergency Management serves residents by directing and coordinating resources for disasters and emergencies through prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
- State Division of Emergency Management: The Utah State Division of Emergency Management Agency describes the hazards that exist locally and how to reduce your risk! Remember, the best way to recover from an emergency incident is by reducing the risks before anything happens.
- Emergency Radio Communications: During an emergency incident, cell phones may not be available. In such disasters, auxiliary emergency communications may be utilized to provide a path for the exchange of critical information between decision-making officials for the coordination of local, state, and federal disaster response and recovery actions for the protection and preservation of lives and property. The RACES volunteers registered with the Division of Emergency Management (DEM) can be called upon to provide this critical service. To register with the DEM as a volunteer for Utah RACES, please follow this link: http://utahdem.readyop.com/contact/register/4
- Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready Utah focuses on preparing families, schools, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for disaster.