Phoenix— How can community members actively plan their own emergency response instead of relying on the government alone? To address this critical issue, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) recently hosted the Arizona Partners in Prepared­­ness Summit at the Desert Willow Conference Center.

The 6th Annual Whole Community Resilience Summit was recently held at the Salvation Army Southwest Division headquarters in Phoenix.    The focus for the annual Summit, collaboration, was exemplified throughout the event.

Image of Sawmill Fire, April 2017
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In an emergency, strong communication is essential to keep people safe and ensure a common operating picture among response agencies.  That’s why the deployment and careful handling of the Mobile Emergency Operations and Communications Center proved critical in battling the Sawmill Fire just south of Tucson.

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