FLAGSTAFF--Emergencies and disasters are mostly unpredictable; so, when they do happen, time is of the essence. Timely, coordinated and actionable communication between governments and their publics can reduce the impact of disasters on people and property.
The disaster response and recovery expectations of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) vary year to year and event to event. Although Arizona did not experience devastating wildfires or flooding in 2015, a neighboring state did, allowing DEMA personnel to deploy and assist in recovery.
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Imagine for a moment you’re in the cockpit of a $30 million helicopter. You’re monitoring gauges, and controlling the aircraft as you fly back to home base the morning flight was pretty uneventful, weather was predicted to be good. You’re low on fuel, and can’t wait to get home for a quick meal and some rest after a long mission.