Emergency Management

Heath Stevenson
Emergency Manager



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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.

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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 organization, and disaster medical operations.

Once you have registered through the City of Orem, there are two parts to the CERT course. The first part is an online, on your own, training that can be completed at any time. It is suggested that CERT registrants complete all online training prior to the first day of class.

The second part of the CERT training is in-class and hands-on to implement and practice the CERT skills that were learned in the online course. Once the class dates for the skills training have been determined, they are listed below.

To register for a CERT Class through the City of Orem click here or call 801-229-7076.

If you have already finished the course in prior years, feel free to attend any course for a refresher of knowledge and skills. Also the office of Orem Emergency Management is always recruiting qualified CERT instructors. Email Heath at hmstevenson@orem.org for more information about refresher course dates and times or if you are interested in becoming an instructor.

Neighborhood Program & Preparedness

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.


Next CERT Class

Spring 2022

Next Ham Radio Classes

January 18, 2022 – Technician License
March 22, 2022 – General License
July 12, 2022 – Extra License
September 20, 2022 – Technician License


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