Salt Lake County Emergency Manager
Battalion Chief Clint Mecham is the Emergency Manager for Salt Lake County. His duties include oversight of operational, training, preparedness, mitigation and recovery for incidents involving all hazards within Salt Lake County. This includes the Unified Fire Authority personnel that by interlocal staff the Salt Lake County Emergency Coordination Center
Battalion Chief Mecham began his fire service career in 1996 working as a Firefighter/EMT for Salt Lake County Fire Department, which later became Unified Fire Authority. During his tenure at Salt Lake County Battalion Chief Mecham has worked as a Firefighter/EMT, Hazmat Specialist, Station Captain, Hazmat Captain, Special Projects Specialist, Safety Officer, Public information Officer and Deputy Emergency Manager for Salt Lake County. Clint also serves as a Logistics Manager for Utah Task Force One and deployed to World Trade Center, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita among other deployments. He was appointed to his current position as Salt Lake County Emergency Manager 1 October 2013.
Battalion Chief Mecham holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah as well as a minor in Naval Science. He served in the United States Navy until 1992. He has also earned certificates and completed course work at other institutions in disciplines such as Chemistry and Management and Leadership. Battalion Chief Mecham is a subject matter expert in fire service and hazmat for a Department of Homeland Security research and development project. Battalion Chief Mecham has been an adjunct instructor for Salt Lake Community College and the National Fire Academy where he has taught courses in Firefighter Safety, Incident Command, All Hazards Finance Section Chief, All Hazards Safety Officer and Emergency Management, among others.
Battalion Chief Mecham is currently engaged. When he’s not at work Battalion Chief Mecham enjoys competitive shooting sports, hunting, riding ATV’s, water skiing and spending time with his family.