Be Ready Utah - 12 Steps to Emergency Preparedness

  1. Shelter, Clothing & Fire
  2. Water
  3. Food
  4. Hygiene & Sanitation
  5. Light & Power
  6. First Aid

You can only last three to four hours in extreme conditions without adequate shelter. Maintaining your body temperature in hot or cold temperatures is vital for survival. This can be hard to do if you are out of your normal environment or the power to your home is out. Knowledge of how to maintain your optimal body temperature can help you "Be Ready" to save your life or the life of someone you care about.

Do This

  • Learn the science of sheltering and layering so you can create life-saving shelters in any situation, then practice
  • Gather sheltering supplies like blankets, tents, sleeping bags, Mylar, cold weather clothing, and clear plastic sheeting. Include sheltering items as needed in disaster supply kits
  • Learn how to keep your home warm or cool as needed if the power goes out
  • Learn how to safely build, start, and put out a fire using a variety of different starting and extinguishing methods, then practice

Learn more by going to the "Be Ready Utah" Shelter, Clothing & Fire page.

  1. Communication
  2. Safety & Security
  3. Tools & Personal Items
  4. Cooking
  5. Important Documents
  6. Transportation & Navigation

Accurate information allows you to make informed decisions. Communication is often the first thing lost in an emergency. Reliable and true information sources are essential during a disaster. Not all sources will be available depending on the emergency. Knowing and having multiple ways of giving and receiving information will help you "Be Ready" to communicate and be reunited with family and friends.

Do This

  • Establish an out-of-state contact for family members to call and report status and location in the event of an emergency.
  • Establish an outside-the-home emergency meeting place.
  • Establish an outside-the-neighborhood emergency meeting place.
  • Gather and maintain emergency communications supplies.
  • Learn the emergency communications plans for your city, schools, and places of employment.
  • Learn various kinds of emergency signaling.
  • BONUS: Get a HAM radio operator's license.

Learn more on the "Be Ready Utah" Communication page