Schools Aid Families in Emergencies (SAFE)

Schools Aid Families in Emergencies (SAFE) Neighborhoods program provides training and information to individuals in each elementary school neighborhood to open, staff, and operate their own neighborhood reunification hub at the school until outside help arrives after a catastrophic disaster. 

S.A.F.E Neighborhoods:

  • Teaches individuals to create a 96-hour kit, "grab your kit, walk to school" in the event of a catastrophic disaster.
  • Assists and relies upon "neighbors helping neighbors" to assess critical and immediate emergency needs, keep residents informed, and reunify families in the event of a catastrophic disaster.

S.A.F.E. utilizes the elementary schools as a reunification hub and they are NOT:

  • A fully functional shelter with cots, blankets, etc.
  • Completely managed initially by the American Red cross.
  • A guaranteed site for immediate medical attention.
  • A location where food and water will be provided.


Learn more and find maps of school neighborhoods by visiting the Utah SAFE page.


Contact Millcreek Emergency Manager to learn how to become a S.A.F.E. Hub Manager and share the S.A.F.E. Neighborhoods plan before disaster strikes.