Emergency Preparedness Coordination

Contact Information

Emergency Manager
Asst. CHPD Chief Paul Brenneman

Assistant Emergency Manager
Julie Sutch

Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Management Division coordinates city resources and citizen volunteers to minimize the loss of life and property from all hazards. Innovated programs are offered to prevent, prepare, respond and recover from man made and natural hazards.The Cottonwood Heights Emergency Management team and Police Department are encouraging all citizens to register their phones for reverse notifications, in case officials need to contact residents in case of disaster or other emergencies. 
Emergency Management is involved in a number of services before, during and after natural or man-made disasters.  All activities fall within the “four phases” of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.  Services are provided primarily to residents and businesses in the community.  Emergency Management also actively works at the county, state and federal level to integrate the best practices into the city’s emergency plan.


To receive emergency notifications, you need to register (and update) your primary telephone number and all associated numbers with local 9-1-1 centers.

For CH residents, go to: http://www.vecc9-1-1.com/voip-registration/.

The registration process and instructions can be downloaded here

Currently, there are just under 17,000 residences and businesses (estimated) in Cottonwood Heights. Of those locations, 8,977 have “land lines” (hard wired). All hard lines in Cottonwood Heights are

The Valley Emergency Communication Center (VECC) says that all “land lines” are automatically registered for reverse notifications, but that there are only 334 Internet (VOIP) and cell phone lines registered in Cottonwood Heights.

The reverse notification process allows home and business owners who use cell phones as their primary contact to be alerted in case they are away from the area.

Please register your primary residential or business phone number, so that emergency officials can contact you in case of a disaster, health or public safety event.

To learn more about keeping yourself and your family prepared, click here.
To learn  more about Business Continuity Planning, click here.

To learn more about the city's Emergency Planning process, click here.

To learn more about how the city mitigates potential disasters, click on our Risk Assessment page here.
To access the FEMA.gov website, click here.

To learn more about the Cottonwood Heights Amateur Radio Club, click here.

Utah's Red Cross chapter also has helpful information and resources.

You can also get tips and information from the Utah State Emergency Management department.