Being prepared is everyone's responsibility
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.
Are you ready?
What would you do if basic services - water, natural gas, electricity, landline and cellular telephones - were cut off? You can cope with disaster by preparing in advance. Midvale City is committed to educating and preparing our citizens for emergency situations. Here are some resources that can make you better prepared for all hazards which may impact our community.
There are a variety of tools citizens can use to keep themselves informed of emergencies directly impacting the community:
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 learn more.
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
Residents are encouraged to follow Midvale City on Twitter @MidvaleCity
Residents are encouraged to follow Midvale City on Nextdoor
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.
Midvale City's Municipal Emergency Planner, Julie Harvey
Julie provided an Emergency Preparedness presentation to the Midvale Community Council. If you would like Julie to provide a presentation about Emergency Preparedness to your group, please send her an email firstname.lastname@example.org.