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Emergency preparedness is everyone's responsibility

Register now for emergency alerts

Post Date:03/12/2019 5:52 PM

Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. Local first responders will be mobilized but cannot reach everyone in our City right away.

Midvale City is committed to educating and preparing our citizens for emergency situations. Visit our Emergency Management page to view resources to help you prepare for emergencies.

In addition, there are a variety of tools citizens can use to keep themselves informed of emergencies directly impacting the community:

  • Reverse 9-1-1

    Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center’s (VECC) has a regional notification system that can send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within VECC's area who are impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster. If you see “0000000000” on your Caller ID, you should answer the phone because that will be VECC calling with important information.

    Visit Reverse 9-1-1 Registration to register your cell phone and/or email address.

  • eNotifications

    Residents can sign up for eNotifications to receive emergency alerts via email.

  • Facebook Local Alerts

    Midvale City has partnered with Facebook to use a feature called Local Alerts. Using Local Alerts we can highlight time-sensitive information to our community about natural disasters or other incidents. Residents are encouraged to follow Midvale City on Facebook @MidvaleCity

  • Twitter

    Residents are encouraged to follow Midvale City on Twitter @MidvaleCity

  • Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) 
    Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs), made available through the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) infrastructure, allows public safety officials to quickly and effectively alert and warn the public about serious emergencies (imminent threat, AMBER, and presidential alerts.) Mobile users are not charged for receiving WEAs and there is no need to subscribe. To ensure your device is WEA-capable, check with your service provider. WEAs look like text messages but are designed to get your attention and alert you with a unique sound and vibration, both repeated twice.