Emergency Preparedness

Through the years, Murray City’s crews have responded to a number of disasters, including riverbank flooding, trees being toppled over by microburst winds, and various other weather-relation hazards.

Our goal at Murray City is to prevent an emergency if possible, but hen unforeseen situations take place, we will respond in a manner that will restore private, business and government operations as quickly as possible.

We encourage all citizens to sign up for the Emergency Notifications System link on the left side of this webpage. This notification system will allow us to send you key information in the event of a major catastrophe. Even if cell towers are temporarily down, the cell companies will deploy portable towers that will allow us to send out information even though you may no be able to make a phone call yourself.

We also encourage all citizens to reach out to the emergency preparedness coordinator in their perspective areas. During 2019 and 2020, Murray City Fire department gathered contact information and is constantly improving our Emergency Response Plans throughout the City. If you have not printed the emergency handbook on the left side of this screen, we strongly encourage you to do so and keep it with your 96-hour home preparedness kit. Please join Murray Fire on Facebook to participate in a monthly preparedness challenge. 

If you would like to participate in one of the many areas of emergency preparedness, we welcome you and your family. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is offered by Murray Fire Department periodically throughout the year. This program educated volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. In addition, the Murray Fire Department may also rely on several other organizations during disaster situations. These organizations include: Murray Amateur Radio Club (MARC); local churches, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD); and several emergency preparedness coordinators throughout the City.

In the event of a major catastrophe, these organizations will be utilized in addressing the immediate needs and restoring lives and property back to normal.

We promise to do our best to meet the needs of Murray’s citizens and business community so that together we can become as self-reliant as possible.

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