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 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.
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?