The Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) consists of the Arizona National Guard (Air, Army, Joint Task Force), the Division of Emergency Management and the Division of Administrative Services. DEMA provides unique capabilities and services to the citizens of Arizona in three distinct roles: community, state and federal.
Arizona City sits in the Santa Cruz River Basin in south-central Arizona. It is an area that floods when monsoon or winter rains pour from the sky. With more than 24 significant floods in the past 100 years, and various levels of flooding every year, Arizona City and its residents must deal with water on their streets, and sometimes in their homes.
Tonto Basin is home to a small community in the Tonto Creek valley in northeastern Arizona with many homes surrounded by low, usually dry washes.
Arizona is a culturally diverse state and home for 22 federally recognized tribal communities, including parts of the Navajo Nation, the largest Tribal Nation in the United States. The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) looks for opportunities to connect and create partnerships with the tribal emergency managers of these communities by providing quality military and emergency management capabilities for disaster relief operations.