Be Ready Community is the State’s emergency preparedness campaign for Utah’s communities and neighborhoods.

Be Ready Community focuses on preparing communities for potential emergencies and disasters. Community safety and personal preparedness is vital to the overall preparedness of the United States, and its ability to withstand and recover from natural disasters, man-made emergencies, economic downturns, and terrorist attacks. Emergencies and disasters can strike at unexpected moments and it's important to take the time now to do some simple things that will help your neighborhood or community respond and recover should an emergency or disaster occur. The strongest form of community resilience is neighbors helping neighbors.

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Toolkit: Building a Whole Community Preparedness Coalition

It takes involving the whole community for a community to be prepared. Here are the tools to do it.

Whole Community Coalition Toolbox
Whole Community Coalition Webpage

Private Sector Preparedness Council

A Private Sector Preparedness Council (PSPC) helps connect the community's private sector to emergency preparedness principles and practices.

Private Sector Preparedness Councils
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Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch Training empowers community members to be the eyes and ears for law enforcement. The Neighborhood Watch Toolkit may provide valuable information to help you in your efforts. Also see the National Neighborhood Watch page

Neighborhood Watch Toolkit
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Neighborhood Rapid Disaster Assessment Toolkit

This is an alternative solution to the Block Captain Program. This allows anyone to fill a role and perform the task of assessing your community post disaster.

Neighborhood Rapid Disaster Assessment Toolkit

Community Animal Response Team (CART)

CART empowers community planning and response for animal related issues. CART is supported by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food which provides tools for local implementation. 

Community Animal Response Team (CART)

Community Emergency Response Team

CERT training empowers your community to organize and safely respond to disasters. See the CERT Website to learn more about CERT.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster (VOAD)

VOAD is a coalition of non-profit non-government organizations that help in disasters. Work with Utah VOAD to organize a community VOAD. Also see National VOAD.