• 800 West State Street Farmington, Utah 84025
  • Main : (801) 451-4100
  • M-F 7:30am to 5pm

Mission Statement

The mission of the Davis County Emergency Services is to help prepare the communities and residents of Davis County for the impacts of emergencies and disasters, both natural and man-made. Emphasis is placed on coordination and communication of essential information to the public, proactive customer service, and effective planning measures for disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

Davis County's Role

The role of the County's Emergency Services is to provide leadership and guidance in building the emergency management operational capability of the County.  This Office is also responsible for the development and implementation of plans for the protection of the communities within the county and for minimizing the effects of a disaster.


Emergency Management is a coordinated effort of all levels of government (local, state and federal) working together with business and industry, community based organizations, and volunteers to effectively meet the challenges posed by all types of emergencies and disasters. Within an integrated emergency management framework, these entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or mitigate the effects of natural, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters

Personal Planning and Preparation

The 72-Hour Emergency Kit should be individually tailored to meet the basic survival needs of your family for three days to a week. Most families prefer to store their emergency supplies in one location that is relatively safe, yet easily accessible if evacuation is required. Items may be stored in a 32-gallon trash can, suitcase, duffle bag, backpack, footlocker, or individual pack..

Phases of Emergency Management

Preparedness
Preparedness activities increase a community's ability to respond when a disaster occurs. Typical preparedness measures include developing mutual aid agreements and memorandums of understanding, training for both response personnel and concerned citizens, conducting disaster exercises to reinforce training and test capabilities, and presenting all-hazards education campaigns.

Response
Actions carried out immediately before, during, and after a hazard impact are aimed at saving lives, reducing economic losses, and alleviating suffering. Response actions may include: activating the Emergency Operations Center, evacuating threatened populations, opening shelters and providing mass care, emergency rescue and medical care, fire fighting, and urban search and rescue.

Recovery
Actions taken to return a community to normal or near-normal conditions include the restoration of basic services and the repair of physical, social and economic damages. Typical recovery actions include debris cleanup, financial assistance to individuals and governments, rebuilding of roads and bridges and key facilities, and sustained mass care for displaced human and animal populations.

Mitigation
Mitigation refers to measures that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies. Typical mitigation measures include establishing building codes and zoning requirements, installing shutters, and constructing barriers such as levees.

Sign up for CODE RED

Receive notification of emergency situations or critical community alerts in Davis County: sign up for CodeRed™. Available for residents and businesses, CodeRed™ is used to share information specific to missing persons, hazardous materials dangers, boil water advisories, evacuations, etc.

Hazards Related to Davis County

  • Earthquakes
  • Extreme Weather
  • Floods
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Influenza Pandemic
  • Terrorism
  • Tornadoes
  • Wildfire
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Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Under the Federal SARA Title III/EPCRA (Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986), local communities must establish a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). The primary purpose of the LEPC is to work with local facility representatives on the development of an emergency response plan tailored to the needs of the local community. The local LEPC must analyze hazards and evaluate available resources for preparing for and responding to a potential chemical accident.

A part of the emergency response plan is based upon chemical information provided to the LEPC by local industry. Another important function of the LEPC is to oversee the reporting of the Tier II, and hazardous chemical reporting requirements set fourth under numerous federal regulations. The LEPC may establish local reporting requirements and also can take legal action against a facility if it fails to provide the information required under Title III. The goals of both the LEPC and the Citizens Corps program are inherently similar; both strive to protect our communities from disaster.


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