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.
Each year can mean different things when it comes to emergency management. For the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA), 2016 meant a few wildfires to monitor around the State, some severe weather, and a disaster declaration due to hail and flooding in Graham County.
Emergencies can have affects that require the response of multiple agencies. During responses, the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) works collectively with other agencies, including federal, tribal, state and local governments, to provide emergency management capabilities.