Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program
South Salt Lake Fire’s CERT program was developed out of the need for a well-trained civilian emergency workforce. The CERT Program provides for community self-sufficiency through the development of multifunctional response teams who act as an adjunct to the city’s emergency services during major disasters.
When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, and provide immediate assistance to victims. CERT members also assist with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Through this unique program, people from community organizations, business and industry, and city employee groups become CERT members. They work as team members and perform as individual leaders by directing untrained volunteers in the initial phase of an emergency.
To become a CERT graduate, you must complete the online training and a hands-on practical training. The State of Utah in coordination with The University of Utah, have created a CERT online class. Modules are offered online in conjunction with in-person, hands-on training and a practical test.
South Salt Lake Amateur Radio Team (SSLART)
The South Salt Lake Amateur Radio Team (SSLART) is a group of amateur radio operators in the South Salt Lake area who support the city by providing communications during emergency situations and at public service events. We have an in-person meeting at 7:00 pm the first Thursday of each month at the Columbus Center on 2530 S 500 E in the Senior Center (located on the west side of the building). We also have a net the other Thursday nights of the month at 9:00 pm using the 447.700 MHz repeater frequency. It has a negative 5 MHz offset (442.700) and a PL tone of 100. Anyone who is a licensed amateur radio operator or wishes to become one is welcome to join the group.