The Emergency Management Division coordinates city resources and citizen volunteers to minimize the loss of life and property from all hazards. Innovated programs are offered to prevent, prepare, respond and recover from
Emergency Management is involved in a number of services before, during and after natural or man-made disasters. All activities fall within the “four phases” of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response
REGISTER FOR EMERGENCY 9-1-1 ALERTS
To receive emergency notifications, you need to register (and update) your primary telephone number and all associated numbers with local 9-1-1 centers.
For CH residents, go
The registration process and instructions can be downloaded here.
Currently, there are just under 17,000 residences and businesses (estimated) in Cottonwood Heights. Of those locations, 8,977 have “land lines” (hard wired). All hard lines in Cottonwood Heights are
The Valley Emergency Communication Center (VECC) says that all “land lines” are automatically registered for reverse notifications, but that there are only 334 Internet (VOIP) and cell phone lines registered in Cottonwood Heights.
The reverse notification process allows home and business owners who use cell phones as their primary contact to be alerted in case they are away from the area.
Please register your primary residential or business phone number, so that emergency officials can contact you in case of a disaster, health or public safety event.
Living in the Wildland Urban Interface Zone
Each year, wildland fires consume hundreds of homes in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Studies show that as many as 80
Your fire department takes every precaution to help protect you and your property from wildland fire. However, in a major wildland fire event, there may simply not be enough fire resources or firefighters to defend every home.
Successfully preparing for a wildland fire enables you to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family, and your property. This guide provides tips and tools you need to prepare for a wildland fire threat; have situational awareness when a fire starts
Defensible Space WorksIf you live next to a natural area, the Wildland Urban Interface, you should provide firefighters with the defensible space they need to protect your home. Create a buffer zone by removing weeds, brush and other vegetation. This helps keep the fire away from your home and reduces the risk from flying embers. Fire preparedness education programs provide valuable guidance on property enhancements.
Homes on the Wildland Boundary are at Risk tooA home within one mile of
Consider ThisUnmanaged vegetation between and around homes increases the risk of wildland fire spreading throughout the community, endangering lives and property. Pre-fire planning, fuels management, and sufficient fuel breaks allow firefighters the space they need to keep