About Be Ready Utah
We live in a state that is vulnerable to man-made threats and natural disasters. Since 1983, Utah has received eight presidential disaster declarations. The unexpected happened in 2005 when our state had three declarations in one year.
The Utah Department of Public Safety’s Division of Homeland Security has adopted an all-hazard approach to mitigate and prepare for, respond to, and recover from any disaster that may occur in our state.
Be Ready Utah is the State of Utah's official emergency preparedness campaign managed by the Division of Homeland Security and under the direction of Lt. Governor Greg Bell. It's designed as a bottom-up approach for preparedness with the focus on every individual's personal responsibility in preparedness first.
The Be Ready Utah campaign was officially launched in April 2005 at the annual League of Cities and Towns conference in St. George, Utah following the devastating floods in January 2005.
Be Ready Utah provides valuable information for individuals and families, communities, public safety professionals, business and civic leaders, school administrators and volunteers. We believe that preparedness leads to prosperity. Every community has the opportunity to provide resources to prepare its citizens and Be Ready Utah can help prepare Utah.
We encourage you take on the challenge to be ‘Be Ready.’ Be ready with an emergency plan. Be ready with an emergency supply kit. Be informed about Utah’s natural hazards and get to know the local emergency manager in your community. Look for opportunities to get involved and volunteer your expertise and talents. The time and effort we invest in preparing now will help us navigate through and recover quickly from what may come our way at the most unexpected moment.
Please visit BeReadyUtah.gov for more information on how to get started with simple, basic steps to preparedness.