Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

Disasters like floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, and earthquakes are a harsh and frequent reality for much of the country. According to a recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), progress has been made; however fewer than half of Americans have discussed and developed an emergency plan with their household.

It is that time again, September is National Preparedness Month.  We are blessed to live in the heart of Central Utah, and as such we are protected from many of the natural disasters that threaten other parts of the country, however we are not exempt from disaster.

Some of the potential natural disaster threats that we face include earthquakes, fire, and blizzards, however not all disasters are natural.  Man-made disasters can destroy our water supply, and knock out communications.  Some disasters may be within your own family such as injuries in the dessert or mountains, or periods of unemployment where food may become harder to obtain.

Being prepared for yourself and your family can bring you confidence and peace of mind, regardless of what challenges may come your way.  Join us as we discuss how you and your family can be prepared as we share tips and resources throughout the month.  Stay tuned for more posts to this blog, and to social media.

Click it, or Ticket.

Since it has been a while since out last blog post, we thought we would bring another issue to your attention.  Did you know that June is National Safety Month?  There are many ways to be safe, and we will be sharing a lot of tips on how to be safer on Facebook, over the remainder of the month.  This post however, will be talking about seat belts.

Did you know that the Utah legislators changed the seat belt laws this year to make not wearing a seat belt a primary offense.  This means that you could be pulled over for no other reason than because you are not wearing your seat belt.  Remember, Click it, or Ticket.

Unfortunately, there are still too many individuals who are not wearing their belts.  Wearing your seat belt in such an easy way to stay safer, and it could save your life.  Statistically, more men fail to buckle up than woman.  Not wearing a seat belt is a big problem in our area.

Seat belt facts and tips.

  • Let’s see, there’s “Click it or Ticket!” “No Belt, No Brains,” and “What’s Holding You Back?” But no matter how you say it, one thing is clear: Buckling up on every ride is the single most important thing a family can do to stay safe in the car. Here are a few tips to make buckling up a part of every car ride.

  • Seat belts saved more than 12,000 lives in 2012. Compared with other age groups, teens have the lowest rate of seat belt use. Only 54% of high school students reported always wearing a seat belt when riding with someone else.

  • Kids are VIPs – just ask them. VIPs ride in the back seat, so keep all kids in the back seat until they are 13.

    • When adults wear seat belts, kids wear seat belts. So be a good example and buckle up for every ride. Be sure everyone in the vehicle buckles up, too.

    • A lap and shoulder belt provides the best protection for your children and should be used on every ride.

    • We know kids like to slouch or lean against the windows during the drive, but it makes a difference in terms of safety. Have your children sit upright when using seat belts. 

Finally, if not for yourself, buckle up for the ones you love.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Many of you are aware of the recent tragedies in our community.  We offer our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those that were affected.  It is important in these times, that communities gather together and create positive experiences.  Everyone should make a greater effort to be aware of others.  Do something nice for someone else, give a smile to those that you pass, and take the time to listen.

Suicide is a real problem.  We wanted to share some resources for those seeking help, and for those who want to know what they can do to make a difference.