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.
When an emergency happens, do you know what to do to keep your family safe? If told to evacuate, how do you receive information updates? What services are available at shelters or reception and care centers?
Most people receive information through several communication methods: television and radio broadcasts, social media, even word of mouth. But what if you are unable to hear the message?
In Emergency Management, technical communications is the foundation to providing responsive and reliable information transfer during emergencies and disasters. A key resource and driving force in ensuring high-quality communications in complex disaster situations throughout Arizona is the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs’ (DEMA) Mobile Emergency Operations and Communications Center. Known as the “Bullfrog,” the Mobile Emergency Operations and Communications Center ensures that communications are accessible at any time and any place during an environmental disaster or crisis.
PHOENIX—Over 2,000 middle and high school students from around the state traveled to Papago Park Military Reservation Nov. 3-4 to gain first-hand knowledge of construction sciences careers.
Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire and members of the Association for Construction Career Development welcomed bus after bus of Arizona’s potential future construction sciences employees who will bolster the state’s economy for years to come.