Sandy City is divided into 30 communities, each having an Emergency Preparedness Leader(s) (EPLs), who volunteer his/her time to head emergency preparedness issues in their community in coordination with the Sandy City Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
During National Preparedness Month, we would like to introduce Kent England, the co-EPL for Community 19. Kent graduated from the University of Utah in 1980 in Fuels/Chemical Engineering, with an emphasis in computer science. He has worked as a computer programmer/analyst, and in the real estate construction and development field. Currently, he oversees the property management of a large office park in South Jordan, UT.
Kent is very interested in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, both in his church and in the community. He and co-EPL Craig Lofgreen, received the Sandy City Outstanding Citizen Contribution award in 2012, for their work in helping prepare an Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Plan for Community 19.
Kent, who has completed the Sandy City Fire Department CERT training, obtained his amateur radio license in September 2013, and currently serves as the vice president of the Sandy Amateur Radio Club. He also represents the club, volunteering in the Sandy City Emergency Operations Center’s amateur radio console, as an emergency communications operator.
His hobbies include coaching soccer, attending sporting events (Utah Jazz basketball, University of Utah football, and Real Salt Lake soccer), the outdoors, spending time with family – especially his grandchildren, and of course, emergency preparedness.