Welcome to Fruit Heights City’s Emergency Management site. The Emergency Management program is responsible for coordinating the combined efforts and resources from all levels of government and various volunteer organizations to assist and protect the citizens of Fruit Heights from the effects of disasters, both natural and man made. Fruit Height’s program supports the community before, during and after unusual events and major disasters by focusing on prevention, protection, response, recovery and mitigation activities.
An important part of the City’s Emergency Management program is the establishment of the Fruit Heights Citizen Corps Council (FHCCC) to promote community preparedness through an organizational structure dividing the City into Districts, Areas and Blocks. Volunteers serve as District and Area Coordinators, and Block Captains. The Emergency Preparedness Manager trains District Coordinators to work with citizens, faith based organizations, businesses, and other community groups to promote citizen preparedness, including Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. CERT teams in Fruit Heights are organized and coordinated under the direction of District and Area Coordinators. The FHCCC also encourages citizen participation in weekly Amateur Radio Communication tests.
The City’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) identifies hazards the City is exposed to and provides guidelines to accomplish the primary objectives of saving lives and protecting public health and property. This plan is updated regularly based on lessons learned during training, exercises and actual emergencies. Questions about the plan may be directed to the Emergency Program Manager
The purpose of the Fruit Heights City Emergency Management effort is to build a safe and friendly community through commitment to duty and emergency preparedness.
Fruit Heights City is dedicated to a safe and friendly environment. Please utilize the links below for more resources.
Fruit Heights in cooperation with Kaysville City Fire Department offers CERT training on a regular basis throughout the year. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains participants in basic disaster response skills and disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our area.
CERT training also includes basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT members become equipped to assist others in their neighborhoods or workplaces following an event when professional responders are not immediately available. For more information on CERT training in general, visit: fema.gov
EMERGENCY HAZARDS THAT MAY OCCUR IN FRUIT HEIGHTS CITY:
- GAS LEAKS
- HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
- HIGH WINDS
- POWER OUTAGES
- WINTER STORMS
If you have questions regarding the City's Emergency Management effort, please contact Fruit Heights City at 801-546-0861.