Heath Stevenson

Emergency Manager

hmstevenson@orem.org | 801.229.7146

Community Preparedness

The Emergency Alert system allows local officials to help protect lives and property in the City of Orem by providing crucial information to residents during dangerous situations, disaster situations, and other emergencies.

The system allows the Police Department, Fire Department, and/or City Management to quickly send out an emergency alert to residents in any affected or geographic area in the city. Depending on the emergency, the alert may be sent to the entire city or selected areas within the city. The current database that our Public Safety Departments can send messages to includes only traditional wire-line telephones (the “land line” you may have in your home).

If you want the system to send alerts to other communication devices that you use, such as a cell phone or email, you will have to provide your contact information by logging into the system and signing up for alerts.

At this time Orem's Everbridge system is combining with the Utah County's shared Everbridge system. All of the data that you provided, if you have signed up already, has been moved to the shared system, so you will continue to receive messages just like you have in the past. The difference you will see is that if you need to make any changes to your address, phone number, email, etc., then you will need to create a new account at alerts.utahcounty.gov. This is also the new site where you can direct others to go to sign up for Emergency Alerts from Orem City. Thanks! Heath - Orem City Emergency Manager

Sign Up for Alerts Now

The City of Orem will be conducting monthly Neighborhood Preparedness courses, which all residents are welcome to attend. More information coming soon.  

CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team building, and disaster medical operations. The CERT program information is being taught online, at your own pace, by the University of Utah. This course provides valuable preparedness information for your family, your neighborhood, and the community as a whole. 

Neighborhood Programs

Information regarding the City of Orem Drill can be located at drill.orem.org

This program follows many principles learned in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. We have developed a training packet that Block Captains can study and use as a training manual for their responsibilities. The simplified instructions that explain the block captain program, as well as, how to train citizens to be block captains can also be found at the following link Block Captain Program.

The Community Emergency Plan will help each community in Orem to prepare for natural disasters and any other major emergency by being aware of their surroundings. Below you will find a plan recommended to each community by the City of Orem. For your convenience, the first part of this page explains the various roles that should be filled in a community. The second portions describes how to develop your plan and the third section is blank guide for you to follow or even use as you create your Community Specific Emergency Plan.


Neighborhood Preparedness Classes


Next Ham Radio Classes

January 17, 2023 – Technician License
March 21, 2023 – General License
July 11, 2023 – Extra License
September 19, 2023 – Technician License
Preparedness Links
Make a Plan, Get a Kit – Be Ready Utah
Earthquakes in Utah – Be Ready Utah
COVID-19 – Utah Coronavirus
Great Utah Shakeout – Great Utah Shakeout
Preparing for Disaster – Ready.gov
Pre-Disaster Mitigation – MAG
Food and Water in an Emergency – CDC
Types of Disasters and What to Do – American Red Cross
Red Cross Get Help – American Red Cross
Follow the Following Social Media Accounts for UpdatesCity of Orem Government Facebook Page, Orem Fire Department Facebook Page, and Orem Fire Instagram Page.