Volunteer

Get involved!

Neighborhood residents working with the S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods Program may fill a variety of roles. During the activation of a neighborhood evacuation hub, job aids found in the JIT kit will provide guidance for individuals volunteering to fill various roles.  Those with leadership interest will be highly encouraged to register and continue their training with the American Red Cross. Community members may also choose to join groups such as CERT, MRC, etc.  Doing so will not only provide additional training, but will also give them the opportunity to practice and gain experience.

Susan Smith, President

Salt Lake Crossroads

Amateur Radio Club

SSmithRPh@gmail.com

Cell/Text : 801-910-2245

In Salt Lake City the Crossroads Amateur Radio Club was formed February 1, 2014 “to promote the enjoyment of the hobby of amateur radio and to support emergency and disaster communications within communities of and around Salt Lake City, Utah.” There are many Amateur Radio Club across the State, contact your Local Emergency Management to know which club is close to you.

In exercises such as the Great Utah ShakeOut, ham radio operators provide a vital communication link between the SLC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the school locations of CERT and Shelter of the SAFE Neighborhoods Program.

Participation in the radio rooms during exercises is by assignment.  If you are interested in assisting with ham radio during a Salt Lake City exercise, please contact SL Crossroads ARC.  You can listen in on the evening exercise net on 147.50 MHz simplex, but only designated radio rooms may transmit approved messages.

Crossroads will also hold an open net on the day of the exercise between noon and 1:00 p.m. on 147.50 MHz simplex from the Ham Radio Room at the SLC Public Safety Building.  All radio operators are welcome to check in.

To further train in and practice radio operating procedures, check the Crossroads website for information about meetings and weekly nets.   All hams are welcome to participate.

Come join the fun!

Susan Smith (KJ7ABC), President
Salt Lake Crossroads Amateur Radio Club

ssmithrph@gmail.com

www. slcarc.org

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Contact your Local

Emergency Management

For Salt Lake City:

John.Flynt@slcgov.com

Kenya.rene@slcgov.com

801-799-3605

A S.A.F.E. Hub Command Post will be set up in the school. CERT members are encouraged to participate with Field Operations to conduct search and rescue operations and to open a medical treatment area.

Here is where we need your help. Our CERT teams need block captains to quickly find those that need help. As a block captain, you will be given the map for your block and instructions how to use it and report with it to the school.

We also need more people trained as CERT team members. You can become one of us by taking a 21-hour course and receiving a CERT starter kit and a new CERT ID . The class fee is $30, but the knowledge is priceless.  The kit value is about $75.  Sign up for this or other classes in Salt LAke City at www.bereadyslc.com

As always, any CERT member is welcome to attend CERT classes no charge, but,  in order to receive the CERT manual, field guide and starter kit, you will have to pay the $30 class fee.

If you would like to learn more, you can take a FREE online beginner class at the web address below.

www.citizencorps.gov

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Tom Aston, Manager

Disaster  Program

American Red Cross

Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter

Thomas.Aston@redcross.org

Office: 801-323-7002

 

Before a disaster, download the Red Cross Shelter Finder App to find the nearest shelter to your location and the space available.

After a real earthquake, you could sleep at your house and come to the shelter for meals. Your pets cannot come into the shelter. It is possible that an area could be set up for pets outside the shelter by Utah Emergency Animal Response Coalition.     For more info or if you want to volunteer to set up a pet area, go to their website www.uearc.org .

Sign up in the shelter for a First Aid or CPR class. Sign up to take a class to become a shelter manager, worker or volunteer. The skills  you will learn are priceless in an emergency.

On the Red Cross website, you can download emergency checklists and information or sign up for specific training, like Life Guard or Skills for Babysitting.  You can find a blood drive near you by the date or distance from your house. You can donate funds to support urgent humanitarian needs around the world.

www.redcross.org

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