About the Division of Homeland Security - Emergency Management
The Division of Homeland Security is comprised of two areas: Emergency Management and the Statewide Information and Analysis Center.
Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, severe storms, landslides, droughts, hazardous material spills, search and rescue. These are just a few examples of emergencies in Utah in which Emergency Management has played an active role. But what does the agency do when there isn't a disaster?
Emergency Management coordinates emergency management efforts between federal, state and local governments. These efforts include preparedness, recovery, response and mitigation.
Public safety professionals at Emergency Management include experts in emergency planning, training, exercise, investigations, communications, automation, hazardous material response and much more.
Emergency Management staff prepare individuals and communities for disasters through outreach and training programs. The division trains nearly 1,000 emergency responders annually in areas such as domestic preparedness, hazardous material, the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, professional development and others.
Thousands of Utahans receive emergency preparedness education material from Emergency Management. This information helps families prepare to be self-reliant during a disaster situation.
But that is not all we do. Emergency Management also administers various ongoing programs that make Utah a safer, better place to live.
For more information about Emergency Management
For more information about Utah's emergency preparedness program: Be Ready Utah