Hospital-based disaster preparedness center to help Utah prepare for 'the big one'

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 28, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    Now Pete1215, don't throw a wet blanket on this government money being passed around. That's not civil, you know.
    Actually, it reminds me of my days at the Utah Department of Health in 1977. We were assigned to find and inventory the Packaged Disaster Hospitals (PDHs) that the feds just gave to the State. They were supposedly stashed around Utah, containing tents, lights, cots, generators and other supplies ready to go in an emergency. Civil defense stuff for the "village."
    Well, there wasn't much left. We inspected the basement of an elementary school and an old fire station in downtown Sandy. The generators were gone as well as the cots. Vandals had torn everything else up looking for drugs.
    I'm sure the PDH program was fodder for the spin machine in its day, too.

  • Pete1215 Lafayette, IN
    April 28, 2012 7:54 a.m.

    Who is paying for this? We The People?

  • InspectorC Wasatch Front, UT
    April 28, 2012 12:43 a.m.

    Whoa-- This facility sounds absolutely amazing!

    I hope all local CERT Teams will be invited there to go through some training. (will they??) I'd LOVE to train in a top-flight facility like this with my CERT Team.

    Kudos to IHC, LDS Hospital, and the visionary leaders who developed this preparedness center, funded it and operate it. Great success to you all.