Calendar of Disaster Preparedness & CERT Training/Events

2014     2013


April 17

Utah Shakeout Drill



April 26

Orem Hillcrest Neighborhood Super Swap, Quilt Tie



August 16

Orem Preparedness and Country Fair



September 9 thru November 13

CERT Basic Training



September 18

Orem City Emergency Drill



October 9 thru 11

Regional Preparedness Fair at UVU



No more events this year



Utah Shakeout - April 17th

  • During daylight hours of April 17th, please display one of the colored signal cards on your front door or window.
  • Stakes report this information back to LDS Church ERC and Orem City EOC.
  • Report whether or not you heard the Deer Creek Dam Break siren which will sound at 10:15 AM.

Orem Hillcrest Neighborhood Super Swap, Quilt Tie

  • Saturday, April 26th, 2014, from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Bring useful, used items that you are willing to donate to the LDS Stake Center, 1400 South, 800 East, between 12 noon to 1pm . They will then be sorted and displayed at the Swap Meet, which starts at 3 pm.
  • Also, bring old blankets, batting, yarn, etc. to be used in making quilts.
  • The Swap Meet is and Quilt Tying is from 3 pm to 6 pm

2014 Orem Hillcrest Country Fair -
Featuring Common Sense Emergency Preparedness Education
and a whole lot of fun for the entire family!

Saturday, August 16th, 2014, from 11AM to 2PM,
at the lawn area of the 4th Ward chapel building at 440 East 800 South, Orem, UT.

Read Our Country Fair Brochure - It Has Important Information For Your Family

  • Free Delicious Food - Ron McKinley is handing out samples of Smoked pork and chicken , Scott Swain is giving out Dutch Oven cooking samples, Merrill Beckstead, Root Beer, and, of course, there are hot dogs, corn-on-the cob, watermelon, donuts, snow cones, popcorn, and more treats for everyone.
  • 7 Featured Lectures by Survival & Emergency Preparation Experts
    (Lecture duration — 15 to 20 minutes each)

    11:00 AM:

    Using Paracord in Emergency Situations by Phil Lehman

    11:30 AM:

    The Hidden Deadly Disaster - Failed Sanitation Will Catch, Sicken, Maim or Kill the Ignorant and Unprepared by Jim Phillips (Inventor of Foam Clothing, Emergency Preparedness Expert)

    12:00 Noon:

    The Wasatch Front Earthquake, Crisis or Disaster? We Choose? by Dr. Ron Harris (BYU Professor of Geology and Tectonics and Founder of In Harm’s Way) watch his presentation.

    12:30 PM:

    Disasters Happen - by Jim Phillips (Inventor of Foam Clothing, Emergency Preparedness Expert) watch his presentation

    1:00 PM:

    Water Foraging,  Storage and Purification by Jed Norwood (Emergency Preparation Expert) watch his presentation

    1:30 PM:

    Home Food Storage - what the Lindon Cannery can offer to families by the Lindon Cannery Missionaries

    1:45 PM:

    Backyard Beekkeeping by Austin Haacke watch his presentation

  • Emergency Preparedness Booths - stop by and talk to emergency preparedness experts about their areas of expertise.
  • The topics include (please view, download or print their handout materials or their videotaped presentations by clicking on links below)
  • Preparing for Earthquakes – Dr. Ron Harris, founder of In Harm’s Way, also professor of Geology and Tectonics at BYU
  • Disasters Happen in Winter - What Will You Do In A Home Without Heat?  – Jim Phillips (from Safe Harbor Alliance in Spring City)
  • Inadequate Sanitation Will Sicken, Maim or Kill You
  • Water Foraging, Storage and Purification - by Jed Norwood
  • Alternative Cooking and Fuels - Jay Whimpey
  • Primitive Fire Starting – Michael Barr
  • Making Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Dill Pickles and other Super Nutritious Fermented Vegetables at Home – Jim Sumsion
  • Backyard Beekeeping – by Austin Haacke
  • Naturally Leavened Bread - Laurie Pratt
  • Tower Gardening - How to Grow Vegetables Indoors or Outdoors without dirt, weeds or hassle. It’s easy - Kent Hinkson
  • In Place Sheltering  – Dustin Johnson
  • Growing and Using Herbs for Staying Healthy Without Pharmaceuticals - Pam Francis
  • Seed Preservation/Canning/Spinning – Linda Barkley
  • Sanitation – Chris Watts
  • Making Baby Food from food storage – Lyn’d Reay
  • Sun Ovens – Jim and Sheila Olsen
  • Dutch Ovens – Scott Swain
  • Smoking Meat (chicken, samples and recipes) – Ron McKinley
  • Medicinal Herbs – LeaArta Moulton
  • Refrigeration Without Electricity – Sherry Liston
  • Home Storage – what the Church canneries can offer to families - missionaries from Lindon Cannery
  • Emergency Preparation Ideas – Emergency Essentials, Inc.
  • CERT Recruiting - with Orem CERT Trailer – Lisa Wilson
  • Red Cross’s Role in Emergencies, with ER Vehicle – Bev Waldon
  • Ham Radio – Lovell Killpack

CERT Training

  • Fall CERT Training will take place every Tuesday night (or Thursday in Provo) from September 9th through November 6th.

Orem City Drill - September 18 at 6PM

  • Orem City drill for emergency preparedness, with 11 out of 22 neighborhoods participating. - Learn more at
  • All residents of Orem  should be contacted by their Block Leader prior to the drill to pre-fill the roll call form. If you aren’t contacted by your Block Leader, please call him or her to state whether you are going to participate or not..
  • At 6PM, the Orem police will turn on their sirens and all participating families in Orem will “make a noise” of some type (banging pots, car horn, siren, etc.)
  • All residents of Orem should go to their respective block staging areas and check in (or have previously told Block Leader they will not be able to check in at that time, for whatever reason).
  • If a family doesn’t come to the Block Staging Area by 6:05 PM, the the Block Leader will send people to check on that family.
  • Block Leaders will report, via runner or Ham radio or FRS radio the status of accounting for all members of the block..
  • District Captains, Neighborhood Block Leaders and all assistants should report to their respective Command Centers and:
    • Compile stats which are reported to LINDON ERC and Orem City Center via Ham Radio.

Super Preparedness Fair & International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference -
cost to attend - $10.00. Numerous classes on Emergency Preparedness and also Rod Meldrum’s Heartland explanation of Book of Mormon geography and DNA evidence.

Location and Schedule

Noted Speakers

Utah Valley University Arena

  • Thu, 10 to 6
  • Fri, 9 to 6
  • Sat, 9 to 6
  • Jack Monnet
  • Sherif Mack
  • Dr. Kyle Christensen
  • Roger Young
  • Joel Skousen
  • Laree Westover
  • Diane Bjarnson
  • and many more