Welcome to Emergency Mangement
Layton City’s Emergency Management program is responsible for coordinating the combined
efforts and resources from all levels of government and various volunteer organizations
to assist and protect the citizens of Layton from the effects of disasters, both
natural and manmade. Layton’s program supports the community before, during and
after unusual events and major disasters by focusing on prevention, protection,
response, recovery and mitigation activities.
The Assistant City Manager functions as a part-time Emergency Program Manager, and
serves as the City’s liaison on emergency preparedness, response and recovery issues.
- Coordinate training and exercises across City departments, and assist departments
with their departmental emergency plans;
- Oversee the operation of the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when necessary
to manage the distribution of city services and resources to respond and recover
from a disaster.
- Work closely with the Fire Department, Police Department, Public Works and other
city, county and state agencies to identify and analyze the hazards that may face
the community and to develop, implement and update the City’s Emergency Operations
The City’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) identifies hazards the City is exposed
to and provides guidelines to accomplish the primary objectives of saving lives
and protecting public health and property. This plan is updated regularly based
on lessons learned during training, exercises and actual emergencies. Questions
about the plan may be directed to the Emergency Program Manager.
Another important part of the City’s Emergency Management program is the establishment
of the Layton Citizen Corps Council (LCCC) to promote community preparedness through
an organizational structure dividing the City into Districts, Areas and Blocks.
Volunteers serve as District and Area Coordinators, and Block Captains. The Emergency
Preparedness Manager trains District Coordinators to work with citizens, faith based
organizations, businesses, and other community groups to promote citizen preparedness,
including Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. CERT teams in Layton
are organized and coordinated under the direction of District and Area Coordinators.
The LCCC also encourages citizen participation in Amateur Radio Communications,
Neighborhood Watch, FireCorps and Volunteers in Police Services.