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  • DEMA Communications Unit
    Emergency Management

    The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) Communications Unit provides radio and technical communications support to Arizona’s counties and local communities. The DEMA Communications Unit assists during incidents, such as wildfires, floods, and snowstorms, by providing county emergency managers and disaster relief organizations radio and communications support if their systems are unavailable.

  • Major General McGuire hands Brigadier General Kahler his new one star flag
    Army National Guard

    PHOENIX— Family, Soldiers and Airmen came together for the promotion of Col. Kipling V. Kahler to Brigadier General as he took his newly appointed position as the Deputy Land Component Commander of the Arizona Army National Guard during a ceremony held at the Papago Park Military Reservation, Jan. 20.

  • Image of person standing in flooded house
    Emergency Management

    Arizona City sits in the Santa Cruz River Basin in south-central Arizona. It is an area that floods when monsoon or winter rains pour from the sky. With more than 24 significant floods in the past 100 years, and various levels of flooding every year, Arizona City and its residents must deal with water on their streets, and sometimes in their homes.

    Tonto Basin is home to a small community in the Tonto Creek valley in northeastern Arizona with many homes surrounded by low, usually dry washes.

  • Mohave County Sunrise Vistas
    Emergency Management

    Mohave County is located in the northwestern part of Arizona. Like many other parts of the state, Mohave County has small to significant flooding events throughout the year. Many communities in the county are located on (or near) a floodplain, meaning they have higher levels of flood risk.

  • US Navajo Nation and Arizona Flag
    Emergency Management

    Arizona is a culturally diverse state and home for 22 federally recognized tribal communities, including parts of the Navajo Nation, the largest Tribal Nation in the United States. The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) looks for opportunities to connect and create partnerships with the tribal emergency managers of these communities by providing quality military and emergency management capabilities for disaster relief operations.