Yesterday was our 2012 Greater Salt Lake Area Heroes Event, it was a great success.
Thank you to everyone that came out and Supported us!
One of the Heroes Honored at the Event was Ken Kraudy, he received our Lifetime Achievement Award.
Here is a little about him and what he has done for our community over the years.
For more than twenty years, Ken Kraudy has served our community both professionally and as a volunteer. He works with local government, businesses and community groups to assess and enhance Sandy city's preparedness for emergencies and disasters. Ken is a leader in many volunteer organizations.
As the emergency Management Coordinator of Sandy City, Ken Kraudy established a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program that is benchmark for other cities to follow. He is the chairperson of the Sandy City Citizen Corps Council and the Sandy City Business continuity and Disaster Management Programs.
Over the past decade Ken has been a notable example of leadership in disaster preparedness. He served on the HOmeland Security Grants Council (HSGC), Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), Citizen Corp, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) program. He is a past-president of the Utah Emergency management Association (UEMA) and has served on the board of directors of the Utah Association of COntingency PLanners (UACP).
During the hurricane season of 2004, Ken was deployed to two presidentially declared disasters in Florida where he was assisted with initial damage assessment and mass care efforts. Ken's commitment and hard work have made our communities safer, better prepared and ready to respond.