Welcome!

Welcome to the Emigration Canyon Community Council’s website. Here you will find Canyon news and information to keep you up-to-date and connected to useful resources. We will post answers to your questions, details on upcoming events, tidbits of canyon history, and tips on how to keep you and your property safe.

Several times each year we will post a newsletter and, if you let us know where to send it, we will email it to you as well.  To sign up for our electronic newsletter, click here.

We hope you find this site to be a useful source of information and look forward to being in touch with you.

Firewise 2018

This will be the 16th year that the Emigration Canyon Community Council has hosted a “Firewise” Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. This year’s Firewise event will be held May 19th, from 9AM to noon, at Fire Station 119, 5025 Emigration Canyon Rd.

Some of the morning’s activities will be familiar. Mayor Joe Smolka will be flipping pancakes, and we’ll have games and activities for the kids. Members of both the Metro Township Council and the Community Council will be on hand to discuss the ongoing transition of county and township governance.

But the core purpose of Firewise Day is wildfire education, planning, and preparation. Firewise is a national program that teaches individuals to live adaptively in fire-prone environments and encourages community efforts to mitigate risks, reduce losses, and optimize the effectiveness of professional firefighting resources.

We’ll have experts on hand from the U.S. Forest Service; the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands; Salt Lake County’s Unified Fire Authority; and Utah’s Indoor Radon Program. We’ll have displays and discussions on fire-safe landscaping strategies, fuel reduction, and evacuation planning. Spend the morning of May 19 with your neighbors at Firewise Day and you’ll help make Emigration Canyon a safer place for all this fire season.

What to do at Firewise Day?

  • Learn how to harden your home with fire- safe landscaping and fuel reduction
  • Schedule an on-site risk assessment with a UFA firefighter
  • Plan a fast, safe, well-organized family fire evacuation
  • Find an emergency response training class and join a Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)
  • Learn about and join in community wildfire planning activities

Join your canyon neighbors at the UFA Fire Station, May 18th from 9:00 a.m. to noon, for pancakes and a generous helping of community wildfire preparedness.

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This Sign Could Save Your Life

“This sign could save your life” — that’s what UPD Officer Rusty Wright has to say about the new Emigration Township house number signs.

When rescue personnel respond to an emergency, every minute counts. That’s why the community council is now offering highly visible, weather resistant house numbers to Emigration Canyon residents.

Our emergency responders have expressed frustration with the way house numbers are displayed on houses in the canyon.  Here are some examples of unhelpful – but unfortunately common – house numbers:

  • Too small (they recommend at least 6″ high numbers)
  • Missing (stickers on mailboxes often peel off)
  • Not visible from the road (for example, numbers displayed on a rock in the driveway, hidden under snow in winter, or on a porch that is set back from the road)
  • Not enough contrast with the background (for example, black numbers on a brown garage)
  • Old numbering system (old Emigration Canyon Rd address rather than your new street number)

Michael Conn, Unified Fire Authority liaison to Emigration Canyon, says: “Imagine emergency personnel responding to a 911 call at your address after dark – would you feel confident they could find you easily?” If your house number is not easily visible from the road, they will have to waste valuable time driving slowly up your road with a search light to try to locate you.

To provide a solution to this, the ECCC is working with Salt Lake County to provide large, easy-to-read signs to display house numbers to Emigration Canyon residents. Cottonwood Canyon residents have adopted similar house numbers, and about half of all Cottonwood Canyon homes now display the new numbers.  Rusty Wright, UPD says the new numbers in Cottonwood Canyon “make a world of difference.”

The new signs display your house number and the “Emigration Township” logo. They are on metal and are highly reflective, similar to street signs or highway signs. They are 8″ by 24″ and available in horizontal and vertical formats.

The ECCC will coordinate ordering these signs from Salt Lake County. We will be ordering them in batches of 10 or more. They cost $20 each ($21 if paying by PayPal); you are welcome to order more than one.

If you would like to order one or more signs, please fill out the form below. After you send us your order, you must submit payment before we can place your order. You can choose between sending us a check (made out to Emigration Canyon Community Council) or paying by Paypal.  Instructions for submitting payment are below the form.

How will you submit payment? (See below for instructions for how to pay.)
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Please make sure you get a confirmation below the "Send" button, confirming that your order has been placed! If you do not, make sure you have filled in all the fields above!

Submitting Payment

We must receive your payment before we can place your order. Please mail a check, made out to Emigration Canyon Community Council, for $20 per sign to:
Stephanie Harpst
585 S Standel Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Or, click this link to send a payment via PayPal. If you have ordered one sign, please send $21; if you have ordered two signs, please send $42, etc.

Delivery

We will be contacting you about how to pick up your sign(s).