Training and Registration

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Through the S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods curriculum, the following basic training will be provided to neighborhood residents:

  • A.F.E. Neighborhoods Kickoff Meeting
    • This meeting informs and engages local community leaders and members. Individuals recruited to attend this meeting may be participants in other organizations, such as Citizen Corps (MRC, CERT), Red Cross, church, school (PTA), VOAD, non-profits and businesses, etc.
  • A.F.E. Neighborhoods Orientation
    • This orientation educates the community about the S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods Program, including viable threats, preparedness actions, and activation during a catastrophic disaster. This orientation should be delivered in a neighborhood as needed to assure that neighborhood residents retain awareness and preparedness. The curriculum for the orientation meets competencies outlined in the American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services Overview and meets the prerequisite requirements for Shelter Fundamentals. Orientation instructors can be members of the S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods Committee as well as other trained community and Red Cross volunteers.
  • Shelter Fundamentals
    • This is the standard American Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals course. It gives residents the training necessary to run a shelter. While the neighborhood evacuation hub is not necessarily a shelter, it is possible that it may become a shelter.  Community members taking the Shelter Fundamentals course will be encouraged to register as a general American Red Cross volunteer in order to continue with advanced training. All advanced training, such as the Shelter Management, will be provided through the normal Red Cross training program.

Neighborhood residents will be encouraged to continue with individual planning. Individuals serving in pre-existing local community groups (e.g., CERT, MRC, PTA, etc.) may take leadership roles and facilitate continued planning. Tools, templates, guidelines, and additional guidance, including exercises in neighborhood schools, may be provided by the S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods Committee to encourage and assist community members as they do their own planning and exercising based on the interests and needs of their neighborhood.


New registration schedules coming soon.

SAFE Neighborhoods Program Training


Description: This instructor-led, basic level workshop is designed to share information with community members and partner agencies about the School’s Aiding Families in Emergencies (SAFE) Neighborhood program.

The workshop will educate participants about how and why the program was developed; why it is important to the community and provide pre-incident training and orientation materials to SAFE Neighborhood

Purpose: Cities in Utah, in partnership with the American Red Cross and School Districts have developed the S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods program which trains volunteers from each neighborhood school to open, staff and operate their own community information hub until outside help arrives.

Length: This is a two-hour workshop.

Contact your City Emergency Management Office for SAFE Neighborhood workshops available at your local designated SAFE school.

For Salt Lake City contact :

S.A.F.E.  Salt Lake City 801 799-3699

John Flynt 801-799-3604

Kenya Rene 801-799-3605