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Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness

Utah Department of Health

Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs

Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities Brochure

Your ability to recover from an emergency tomorrow will depend on the planning and preparation you do today. This guide provides information which people with disabilities and other access and functional needs, and the people who assist and support them, can use to prepare for emergencies before they happen.

Plan 9

The Plan 9 brochure provides basic emergency preparedness information. It displays the nine items that every household in Utah should have on hand in the event of a disaster.  Plan 9 features pictographs and is easy to understand.  The Utah Department of Health prints and distributes the brochure in 7 languages.  The brochure can be printed with your organizations logo. Contact Rich Foster: or 801 707-7778 for information.

72 hour Emergency Kits for Refugees

The Utah Department of Health, with the help of public and private organizations throughout the state distributes emergency preparedness starter kits to the neediest refugees in Utah.  If you would like information about this program, or how your organization can get involved, contact Rich Foster: or 801 707-7778.

Be Ready Utah

The Utah Division of Homeland Security maintains an excellent website with detailed information on all aspects of personal & family, community, school and business preparedness.  They also offer on site training and will meet with large groups.  Link here: