Citizens, Volunteers Participate in Annual CH Shakeout

Citizens, Volunteers Participate in Annual CH Shakeout
Posted on 04/30/2019

Several Cottonwood Heights residents participated in the city’s annual “ShakeOut” event, held on April 13. The drill included 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 18).

Working with local church organizations, block captains and volunteer emergency workers, organizers were able to gather data from homes where 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.