UT-TF1 GM -2020-006
UT-TF1 GENERAL MEMORANDUM – 2022-007
January 11, 2023
FOR: Utah Task Force 1 Members
National Urban Search & Rescue Response System
FROM: Bryan Case, Program Manager
Urban Search and Rescue
SUBJECT: 2023 UT-TF1 MEMBER READINESS EVENT (MRE)
UTAH TASK FORCE 1
Salt Lake Urban Search & Rescue
MEMBER READINESS EVENTS (MRE) held in February and March 2023
Every year, all members must participate in a Member Readiness Event (MRE) to complete several required steps to become/remain deployable. For 2023, we are again consolidating the in-person portion, increasing the number of dates and times to reduce congregate gathering, and putting the task force update presentation into digital/recorded format.
Existing deployable members with assigned red bags will be expected to come in for respiratory mask fit testing, gear check and member file/contact information updates. This year’s pre-MRE objectives include completion of the “MRE 2023” assignment via the ESF9 training portal: (1) “MRE 2023” Task Force update video; (2) UTTF1 Deployment Sequence Training, (3) Online Database Access video, (4) SARCOP introduction video. MRE video materials will be available on January 20.
New or non-deployable/non-certified members are not expected to attend the MRE in person but are required to watch the “MRE 2023” video and to update their member files with Jennifer Gregerson. New members will be issued gear and fit-tested at a later date based on the availability of training/certification courses from FEMA.
MREs are scheduled for the dates listed below. There are two or three event times for each date (0900, 1100, or 1300). Members only need to attend one date/one session.
Location: UT-TF1 Headquarters, 6726 South Navigator Drive in West Jordan, Utah 84084; be sure to sign-in at the main entrance.
SIGN UP LINKS:
Click on the session date/time you would like to attend. The link will open EventBrite to register for a session slot. Note that we are limiting the number of seats per session.
EventBrite hints: Click Register then Checkout (“tickets” are free); enter your name and e-mail address, and click “complete registration”
Master link to all dates and time: MRE 2023
MRE #1 – February 1, 2023 (C platoon)
MRE #2 – February 7, 2023 (C platoon)
MRE #3 – February 9, 2023 (A platoon)
MRE #4 – February 15, 2023 (A platoon)
MRE #5 – February 23, 2023 (B platoon)
MRE #6 – February 25, 2023 (Saturday; C platoon)
MRE #7 – March 2, 2023 (B platoon)
MRE #8 – March 4, 2023 (Saturday; C platoon)
We will be following UFA/UT-TF1 COVID-19 protocol and guidance. If you are sick or have COVID-like symptoms, please do not attend that day; try to reschedule. If necessitated at the time of the event, a mask may be required (bring your own), and practice physical distancing.
Finally, we are limiting the number of attendees for each MRE offering, so early signup is encouraged.
Contact Shauna Lawrence via email with questions firstname.lastname@example.org