Monday, September 20, 2010

City, State and Regional Stakeholders Gather to Kick-Off Evac Plan Tomorrow

Herriman fire emphasizes need

Stakeholders from across the Salt Lake Valley will gather tomorrow morning to launch the Salt Lake Valley Venue Evacuation Plan, which has been given added emphasis with the fire in Herriman.

“Disasters may occur at any time. Reuniting families, returning workers to their homes are issues for which both the public and private sector must prepare, and this event starts that shared process,” said Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City Chief of Police and president of the Valley Police Alliance, the group sponsoring the planning effort.

Lt. Gov. Greg Bell, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Burbank and FEMA Region VIII Administrator Robin Finegan will address the group of city mayors and managers, governmental agencies, private sector businesses and volunteer agencies. Over the coming months, the group will begin a collaborative planning process to ensure rapid response, as well as mitigate long-term economic damage and disruption in the event of a man-made or natural disaster.

Media outlets are invited to attend the event.

Lt. Gov. Greg Bell
SLC Mayor Ralph Becker
SLC Police Chief Chris Burbank
FEMA Region VIII Administrator Robin Finegan
City mayors/managers, government agencies, private businesses and volunteer agencies

Salt Lake Valley Venue Evacuation Plan Kick-Off

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
8 a.m.

Founders Room, 18th Floor
Zions Bank Building
One South Main Street
SLC, UT 84111

Note: Parking is available in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building across street.