Emergency Management

Before a disaster, men and women will make a choice. They will choose to be victims of the disaster or victors over the disaster. One choice requires no action whatsoever and ends in despair. The other requires preparatory action but results in safety, refuge and peace of mind.

Uintah, Daggett & Duchesne Counties are updating our Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan and we need YOUR input!
We want to hear from YOU!
Please help us gather your thoughts and insight by taking this short survey about disaster preparedness and mitigation: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7429091/2023-2024-Uintah-Region-UT-Disaster-Preparedness-and-Mitigation-Questionnaire
The purpose of hazard mitigation planning is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses. Mitigation forms the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.


CodeRED Seconds Count In An Emergency!


Uintah County has instituted the CodeRED Notification System - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency and public outreach notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the county in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices) and for community outreach.

The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone calls per hour. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.

The Offices of Emergency Management in Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah and the Ute Tribe will periodically activate a CodeRED non-emergency/public awareness phone campaign to update the system.  Phone numbers and emails in the CodeRED system need to be periodically updated. Exercising the CodeRED service through public notifications, and not just through emergency warnings, provides emergency management the ability to update the system and maintain current data.  This benefits Uintah Basin citizens because it precludes the system from calling phone numbers that are no longer active; thereby speeding the delivery of notifications to local residents. 

If the public has questions regarding the region's use of CodeRED they may contact Uintah County Emergency Manager Heidi Lundberg at 435-781-5466.


Examples of times when the CodeRED system could be utilized:

  • Drinking water contamination
  • Utility outage
  • Evacuation notice & route
  • Missing person
  • Fires or Floods
  • Bomb threat
  • Hostage situation
  • Chemical spill or Gas leak

and other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety.

Uintah County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Fourth Wednesday of every month at the County EOC

641 East 300 South #375
Vernal, UT 84078.

Basic CERT Course will be coming soon.