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Fire Ban in Park City

Be fire safe. Due to warm temperatures, high winds, and dry vegetation, the threat of wildfire has significantly increased. Accordingly, fireworks and open flames are prohibited in Park City through October 1st. Violations of these restrictions may result in fines and cost recovery of fire-fighting expenses. Help us all have a safe and happy summer.

 

 

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Winter Storm Warning for 12/08-12/10

Winter storm warning for Park City from 12pm tomorrow through Saturday at 4pm. 6″-12″ expected. Roadway capacity diminishes 30%-40% during snowstorms, so plan ahead for transit/transport: work from home, commute during off-hours, carpool, take the bus.

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Hugh Daniels Appointed to Int’l. Assoc. of Emergency Mngrs’ Certified Emergency Mngr Commission

Park City’s emergency program manager is one of only 1582 Certified Emergency Managers in the world and one of 10 in Utah.
Hugh Daniels, Emergency Program Manager for Park City Municipal Corporation, has been named to serve a three-year term on the International Association of Emergency Managers’ Certified Emergency Manager Commission. Daniels was nominated by the IAEM USA-Standards and Practices Committee and approved by the IAEM’s USA Board of Directors.

The mission of IAEM is to “serve its members by providing information, networking, and professional opportunities, and to advance the emergency management profession.” The CEM program is a key component of achieving this mission.

This commission peer-reviews all candidates applying to be either a Certified Emergency Manager or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM), as well as all renewal applications. Daniels was named to the North American Review Commission, which is one of two commissions worldwide.

Currently there are only 1582 CEMs in the world, reflecting the rigor of the selection process. The application includes sitting for an exam, submitting an essay, completing 200 hours of training, and demonstrating three years of full-time emergency management experience, as well as experience managing two real disasters or full-scale exercises. Each applicant also needs to complete six of twelve activities outside their job for the industry, such as serving as an officer in the state trade association, winning awards, serving in a leadership role, completing a research project, or mentoring other emergency managers. These requirements ensure that only the most prepared and knowledgeable candidates are awarded the designation.
Daniels will begin his term in January of 2016.

“CEM certification sets a very high standard for professionalism and knowledge for those working in the field of emergency management,” Daniels said. “I am honored to help ensure that my fellow CEMs are meeting these exacting standards, and thereby helping fulfill IAEM’s mission.”

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Flooding is a Reality in Park City

Flooding is a fact of life in Utah. Floods can be triggered by heavy rains, overflowing rivers, or melting snow. Be flood aware–especially when driving. Turn around: don’t drown.

Walking in water can also be very hazardous: six inches of moving water can sweep you off your feet. Stay as far away from moving water as possible.