Emergency Communication and Support Team (ECS) - (ECS Team)
ECS Team Mission Statement
The mission of the Emergency Communication and Support Team (ECS) is to support the Utah County Sheriffs Office and the citizens of Utah County through communication, emergency management principles, and deployable resources. As emergency situations can be both fluid and dynamic, ECS is committed to adaptability. It is a mission of response, coordination, communication, and readiness.
The Utah County Emergency Communication and Support Team, better known as “ECS Team” is a volunteer organization made up of 30 citizen volunteers from throughout the County and is overseen by the Emergency Services Division of the Sheriff’s Office. The team was formed in 1981 and has several members with over 20 years of dedicated service to the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Utah County.
During an average year the ECS Team volunteers countless man hours in support of Sheriff’s Office emergency call outs and planned events through out the County. Some of these calls to service include supporting Search and Rescue on major calls, and assisting Cities during their summer festivals (Orem Summer Fest, BYU’s Stadium of Fire and many others) by providing communications and traffic control. The ECS Team also trains and is ready to assist the Sheriff’s Office and local citizens if we experience any type of natural disaster.
All members of the ECS Team start with obtaining their “HAM” radio license. Once this is completed, potential members need to join the local ARES group. After a couple of years with ARES, potential members may submit an application to join the team, all members must pass a back ground check to be considered.
If you are interested in learning more about this outstanding team of volunteers you may visit these two web sites: ECSteam.org & www.ucares.org. It is both a pleasure and a privilege to serve with the dedicated volunteers who make up the ECS Team. We at the Sheriff’s Office appreciate all of their hard work.