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Preparedness & Safety

Emergency Preparedness

Utah Seismic Safety Commission

The Pleasant Grove Fire Department urges every person and family to plan and prepare for emergencies. We recognize that any wide spread emergency, with multiple victims and significant damage will very quickly overwhelm our resources. Those that are prepared will be in a better position to help others.

90% of Utah's population lives in active earthquake zones. Large earthquakes are possible anywhere in Utah, but they are most likely in a "seismic belt" about 100 miles wide extending north - south along the Wasatch Front.

We must prepare for earthquakes because:

  • Utah is a seismically active region
  • Our population is concentrated in the areas of greatest hazard
  • Many of our older buildings and lifelines have low earthquake resistance