By 2nd Lt. Tinashe Machona, 161st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) is a part of the National Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). EMAC provides an effective, scalable, and efficient approach to responding to incidents nationwide.

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BEEP, BEEP, BEEP . . . .this is a national test.

Broadcasters from radio, television and cable stations nationwide participated in a test of the Emergency Alert System on Sept. 27, 2017.  Arizona hosted the national test, this was the third time the test was conducted simultaneously across the nation, and the first time the test was initiated outside of Washington, D.C.

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