CH Shakeout Draws Wide Citizen Participation

Posted on 05/01/2018

Several Cottonwood Heights residents participated in the city’s annual “ShakeOut” event, held on April 14. In one precinct, an astonishing 49 percent of households participated in the drill.

The drill included a Red Cross disaster shelter simulation at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center and a simulated Emergency Operations Center at City Hall, with active participation from the Cottonwood Heights Amateur Radio Club (CHARC). The drill was held in conjunction with the statewide 2018 Utah ShakeOut (held separately on Thursday, April 19).

Working with local church organizations, block captains and volunteer emergency workers, organizers were able to gather data from homes where particular emergency triage ribbons were displayed to indicate the simulated medical status of each household.

Data from the exercise will help gauge readiness and help develop future disaster plans. Thanks to all for participating.
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