Personal Emergency Response Plan Guidelines for Provo Utah YSA & Married Student Stakes Download a PDF of this document


  • Keep at least one week's worth of groceries on hand at all times, along with food for emergencies (granola bars, etc.).
  • Keep at least a three-day supply of emergency water (one gallon per person per day).


  • Keep your car's gas tank at least half full at all times.


  • Have enough money available to get to your parents' home (if that is where you would go in case of a major emergency) or other place of retreat.


  • Have your cell phone programmed to call family and other important people in your life. Program an ICE (In Case of Emergency) number in your cell-phone directory.
  • Designate an out-of-area family member as a family-communication contact.
  • Keep your roommates/spouse apprised of your whereabouts.
  • Know about emergency information sources, including KSL AM 1160 and FM 102.7 and KBYU FM 89.1 and 89.5. Remember that your car radio is a source for emergency information.

Other Emergency Items

  • Designate a place for meeting your roommates, or your spouse and children (right outside your home for emergencies such as fires, and outside your neighborhood if you can't get home).
  • Be aware of your ward's emergency response plan, especially the ward emergency-meeting locations.
  • Identify primary and alternate escape routes out of your home, and conduct drills with your family/roommates.
  • Keep all needed medications readily available (one-week supply).
  • Have items available for warmth in cold weather (coats, blankets, etc.)
  • Keep insurance policies (policy number and contact information) available, along with any other important documents, such as birth certificates and marriage licenses.
  • Learn what to do for the different hazards that could impact you or your family. See General Emergency Guidelines at
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