Shakeout 2018 Coming April 14

Posted on 02/28/2018

Shakeout 2018 will take place on Saturday, April 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. A big part of the drill will include citizen participation by using ribbons that indicate medical status of each home. We encourage residents to place these emergency triage ribbons on their door handle or railing by 9 a.m., giving our block captains two hours to record resident participation. After the event, we ask that you keep your ribbons for use in an actual disaster. If you do not have the ribbons, contact Mike Halligan at Mhalligan@ch.utah.gov for information.

This year we are taking a count of active participants only, if there is no ribbon at an address the residence won't be counted as participating. Our goal is to see a 20 percent participation rate. We will need each resident to remind neighbors to place ribbons out. Please help us reach our goal.

shakeoutIn addition to the survey of homes and ribbons, Cottonwood Heights will again partner with the Red Cross to set up a shelter at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center. We are asking residents to stop by and ‘volunteer' by checking into the shelter. The Red Cross is using the event to train new volunteers on shelter check-in procedures, and they have asked us to provide residents to "check in." 

We will also have CERT Trailers from each location in the city that has put one together.  If your church or organization has a trailer, please contact Mike Halligan.