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Tooele County COAD



What is Tooele County COAD?

 Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters

By bringing organizations from all over the county together we promote communication and collaboration among organizations in planning for and responding to disasters in order to:

  • Improve disaster preparedness throughout Tooele County.
  • Increase the effectiveness of our collective response.
  • Minimize the duplication of resources.
  • Provide more efficient services to those affected by disasters.

Benefits of Membership

By becoming a member, you will be able to:

  • Increase your organization’s disaster preparedness.
  • Utilize volunteers or resources from other organizations so you can respond more effectively to disasters.
  • Coordinate your disaster response and recovery efforts with other agencies.
  • Participate in seminars, workshops, and other learning opportunities.
  • Promote your organization throughout the County.
  • Network with other people dedicated to serving the diverse communities of Tooele County.
  • Help support our community during disasters.

Volunteer opportunities for your organization

Emergency Preparedness information for your organization

Long Term Recovery Plans for your organization

Any non-profit, non-governmental, service or faith-based organization or association who would like to help the community to become more resilient before, during, and after a disaster is invited to become a part of Tooele County COAD

Principles of COAD


COADS foster cooperation among member organizations at all levels and in all phases of the Emergency Management Cycle.

Voluntary agencies rely on each other. No one member organization has all the answers for all the challenges faced during disasters.

Voluntary agencies treat each other as partners.


Member Organization work together at disaster sites to achieve specific goals and to accomplish projects.

Partnerships are formed during the disaster response.


COADs exchange and disseminate information among member organizations and the public, as well as local, state, and federal agencies.

Member organizations share information regularly about their capacities, accomplishments, limitations, and commitments.

Members develop and maintain effective channels for collecting and sharing information, and deal openly with concerns.


COADs coordinate the development of policies and procedures, and the implementation of services among member organizations.

Member organizations commit to working together, not competitively, toward the goal of effective service to disaster victims.

Through careful planning and preparation member organizations operate in a coordinated fashion in times of disaster.