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     Cottonwood Heights is dedicated to the safety of its residents.  We encourage everyone to prepare for possible emergency situations in our city.  This newsletter prepared by Assistant Emergency Manager Dawn Black has valuable information that can help you understand and prepare for threats that are specific to our area.

UPCOMING CLASSES FOR RESIDENTS

In the next few months Cottonwood Heights will be providing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Amateur Radio training to Cottonwood Heights residents in preparation for “The Great Utah Shakeout 2014." All you need to do is sign up, pay for and attend the class. Once you have completed all the requirements, you will be eligible to have the cost of your class reimbursed. All we ask is that you would be willing to volunteer in the capacity you in which have been trained, as needed. This offer applies to upcoming classes ONLY, not previous training.

For more information, please contact Dawn Black at 801-944-7098 or dblack@ch.utah.gov.

REVERSE 911   

     To register your cell phone for reverse 911 notifications from the Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC), click HERE.

EMERGENCY ALERTS VIA TWITTER
     To receive Cottonwood Heights Twitter notifications (road closures, calls for volunteers, etc.), follow @CHCity on Twitter or text "Follow @CHCity" to 40404 to receive alerts directly to your phone.

CERT

     The CERT training class schedule is posted by Unified Fire Authority on their web site at www.unifiedfire.org (click "Register for Classes").  For questions on CERT classes, call UFA at 801-743-7150 or e-mail them at communityassistance@ufa-slco.org.  Registration for CERT classes is done entirely online through the UFA website.  Classes are open to anyone, regardless of where they live.  
 
     There is a $30 fee for CERT classes.  This fee pays for a course manual and handouts, a kit of first aid items, a hard hat, high-visibility safety vest, and particulate masks.  Those who attend are required to bring their own leather gloves and safety goggles or glasses, and it is recommended they wear sturdy work boots for practical exercises.  

 

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