Aprille Slutsky

PHOENIX – Walk into the Arizona State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) when it is activated, and the energy of the place—people huddled in conversation and typing on keyboards against the background sights and sounds of multiple televisions and projector screens–may overload your senses.

 

The Whole Community partners work toward the goal of emergency preparedness in a variety of ways-- families put together emergency supply kits and write communication plans; businesses develop continuity of operations plans; and governments create and exercise emergency plans and partnerships.

 

When an emergency strikes, be it a natural disaster or a human-caused, responders need to be able to communicate.  And yet as simple as it sounds, communication is area in emergency management where there’s always room for improvement.

 

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