The City of West Jordan has designed an Emergency Operations Center to be utilized in the event a natural or manmade disaster. The multi-purpose space is also used by the Fire Department for training. The West Jordan EOC will work in conjunction with Salt Lake County and the State of Utah if conditions warrant.
Emergency Management has existed for many years in different forms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was created in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter to bring together various federal agencies that were tasked with responding to disasters. The attacks of September 11, 2001, brought man-made disasters into our view. This was followed by Hurricane Katrina on August 23, 2005. In West Jordan, active disaster planning started around 1998 with preparations for the anticipated Y2K computer uncertainty of January 1, 2000. Since then the Fire Department Deputy Chief over Prevention and Emergency Management has been tasked to serve as the emergency program manager for the city.
There are several things that citizens can do to keep themselves informed of emergencies directly impacting the community including 911 Emergency Callback and our own city communication system. Click here to learn more about emergency communications.
We encourage you to follow the West Jordan Fire Department Facebook page to learn more about our city’s emergency management efforts.
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Following the approval of the State Emergency Response Commission, we conduct the West Jordan Local Emergency Planning Committee or “West Jordan LEPC." The West Jordan LEPC fulfills the federal requirements for chemical reporting and emergency planning as specified in federal law 42 USC Chapter 116, the Community Right-to-Know Act.
NEXT MEETING: April 11, 2019
Fire Station 53
7602 S Jordan Landing Blvd
Open to the public
Business representatives and the general public who are interested in emergency planning and emergency preparedness are invited. If you have questions about the meeting please feel free to call 801-260-7300.
LEPC Meeting Minutes
Tier II Reporting
Businesses operating within the boundaries of the City of West Jordan that
have reportable quantities of hazardous materials, as specified by the
Environmental Protection Agency reporting lists, will report those quantities to
7602 S. Jordan Landing Blvd.
West Jordan, UT 84084
Emergency: Dial 9-1-1
(excluding all state and federal holidays)