Southwest Utah Public Health Department holds first Rural Preparedness Summit

February 27, 2017
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ST. GEORGE, Utah - + Video – Disasters, such as earthquakes, flash floods and even power outages can happen in a moments notice. It’s how well prepared we are in working together as a team, for quick and effective responses that gets us through them.

About 300 participants in the first annual rural preparedness summit hosted by the Southwest Utah Public Health Department came together to learn how to be a part of the solution, and not the problem in these emergency response events. Communication and knowledge of what to do are the keys to a successful response and reaction.

Keynote speaker John White who is a radiation professional in North Texas challenged the group on how to prepaer for much larger catastrophes like solar storms and EMP's or Electro Magnetic Pulses.

The summit was attended by emergency responders from Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington counties as well as a few people from out of state.