Educating our communities on preparedness, and giving them the resources to be prepared.

Be Ready Utah

Fire Prevention Week across the U.S. has American Red Cross of Utah reminding resident to plan an e...
Waverly Golden

Be Ready Utah: Fire Prevention Week … are you prepared?

On this year's one-hundredth fire prevention week, the American Red Cross of Utah aims to inform residents of how to prepare for a home fire. 
2 months ago
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Adam Small

Red Cross says now is the time to prepare of emergencies

On the heels of flash flooding in southern and eastern Utah, the Red Cross encourages all Utahns to prepare for a potential emergency.
3 months ago
Traffic moves along I-15 during rush hour in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 1, 2022. (Mengshin Lin/...
Heather Kelly

Preparing transportation plans in case of an emergency

Emergency preparedness means anticipating what you'll need in the future. By planning out transportation, you'll be one step ahead.
3 months ago
FILE: Christy Belt, Timpanogos Academy 5th grade teacher, engages in an exercise designed to help t...
Curt Gresseth

Preparing and training for school emergencies

A Be Ready Utah expert discusses preparing for school emergencies, the need to have a plan ready and a list of items needed to safely handle disasters.
4 months ago
Ford F-150 Lightning...
Dan Bammes

Range of options to power a house in times of emergency

The Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck offers an opportunity to power a house during times of emergency.
4 months ago
Road trips can be dangerous in the extreme heat....
Curt Gresseth

Extreme heat could make road trips treacherous, here’s an expert’s advice

Do you know what to bring when you take a road trip during extreme heat? One expert has tips if you are taking one in triple-digit temperatures.
4 months ago
Container gardens could provide an easy way to have access to emergency food supply...
Maria Shilaos

Container gardening could be the next best way to prepare for an emergency

Growing your own food with container gardening is a wonderful way to be better prepared for an emergency whether it is an earthquake, a food shortage caused by world events, or a buffer against rising food prices.
4 months ago
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Amanda Dickson

An emergency generator can thwart a power outage

One way to assure the continuation of power at your home after an emergency is by use of a backup generator.
5 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

Some tips on preventing sunburn in extreme heat

A professor in dermatology shares his expertise on avoiding sunburn during a summertime heatwave in Utah.
5 months ago
A heart attack occurs every 40 seconds in America, and heart disease is the number one killer of me...
Curt Gresseth

Be Ready Utah: CPR training (for when someone stops breathing)

A heart attack happens every 40 seconds in the US. KSL 5 TV's Shara Park explains the importance of her CPR training and why everyone should be trained.
5 months ago
High water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, ...
Curt Gresseth

Be ready for flash flooding: Expert shares advice

An expert with the Utah Division of Emergency Management shares his expertise and crucial tips on how to be ready for flash flooding when you are in a vehicle or at home.
5 months ago
A fire engine is seen as the Sheep fire burns in Wrightwood, Calif., Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Pho...
Curt Gresseth

Be Ready Utah: What to do when wildfires close in on your home

Will you be ready if wildfires close in on your home? A survivor of a wildfire shares his experience and an expert shares tips and advice.
5 months ago
Kevin Eubank joined Dave and Dujanovic Thursday to talk about Utah's high temperatures and avoid he...
Devin Oldroyd

How to avoid and prepare for heat exhaustion

Kevin Eubank joined Dave and Dujanovic Thursday to talk about Utah's high temperatures and avoid heat exhaustion.
5 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

Be Ready for an emergency when you are with your pet

Be Ready Utah Manager Anna Boynton shares tips on what to plan for and have ready when you and your pet are swept up in an emergency.
6 months ago
cash disaster emergency...
Rikki Meece

Cash is king after a natural disaster or similar emergency, so have some!

Learn about how much cash money you should have in an emergency (in what increments) and some cool, even surprising ways, to save it.
6 months ago
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Dan Bammes

Making sure you have your medications in an emergency

Having your special medications ready in an emergency should be part of your planning.
7 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

Keep these things in your car in case of emergency

An emergency preparedness expert recommends you keep at least these things in your vehicle at all times: a first-aid kit, water, and a flashlight.
7 months ago
Document storage is critical for emergency preparation....
Curt Gresseth

Prep for an emergency by keeping your documents safe, says expert

Keep your documents in a safe place, like a safety deposit box, and have copies of emergency numbers in your purse or wallet.
7 months ago
A woman looks at her flooded basement....
Curt Gresseth

Expert gives tips on preventing a flooded-basement emergency

One way to prevent a flooded basement is to check for water pooling outside the tank of the water heater.
7 months ago
carbon monoxide poisoning...
Amanda Dickson

Close carbon monoxide call has fire department saying, “check your detectors”

After carbon monoxide poisoning left four West Haven residents ill, the e
7 months ago
emergency kits are a vital part of preparedness for families...
Curt Gresseth

How families should prepare for an emergency at home or away

Do you have an emergency reunification plan ready for your loved ones? Two experts share tips on what to do when disaster strikes while at home or away.
7 months ago
Food storage is an essential part of emergency planning....
Kira Hoffelmeyer

How to prepare for an emergency when you’re not really into it

You don't have to be worried about a zombie apocalypse to prepare for an emergency. It's as simple as gathering items from around your house.
7 months ago
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Simone Seikaly

How to stay calm and focused in any emergency, large or small

Whether the emergency is a power outage or an earthquake, preparedness and communication will help keep your mind calm and focused.
7 months ago

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