University Safety & Risk Management Elevates Emergency Management and Campus Resilience Capabilities

ST. George, Utah – Utah Tech University Safety & Risk Management Department unveiled its new Incident Command & Campus Resilience Trailer at the 4th of July concert and firework show. It is a unique trailer that will serve the campus community in mobilizing for incident command, emergency management operations, police services, and public health support. It is Interoperable and can be deployed in various types of emergencies, crisis, special events and other support services situations, said chief safety officer and executive director Josh Thayn of University Safety & Risk Management.

Emergency manager, Sonja Blea. explains the 20’ trailer features a 9500w dual fuel power generator, climate control, with workstations for 5-8 command and control personnel. It has internet access and computers hook ups, a printer, break station and radio chargers for communications and field operations. A roll out canopy can increase outside staffing and built in light support to assist with larger-scale events and night operations. With future growth for phone lines, HAM radio, satellite communications, drone surveillance and intelligence TV monitoring.

A secondary use is for campus safety and health resiliency. For example, a Point of Distribution (POD) of life saving supplies, testing, vaccination, educational and event operations. It is an innovative platform designed for real world use, that’s easy to tow, set-up, operate, clean and maintain, Thayn says. He further adds, that no matter what emergency or special event operations we may face, the IC&CR Trailer is built to be versatile and fit our needs.

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