Recently, the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) hosted more than 350 emergency management professionals to discuss how the whole community can work to avoid a cyberattack, improve communication technology and infrastructure, and prevent a water crisis.
The Arizona National Guard has many education assistance tools for Guardsmen to continue their education. Scholarships are available for eligible Guardsmen looking for means to pay for their schooling. Take a look at the flyer above for more details. Deadline to apply are Sept. 1 for fall semester and Dec. 1 for Spring semester.
In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria crossed the Caribbean and devastated several countries and territories, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the storms caused a combined $140 million of damage to water supply, sanitation, food supply, electricity, transportation, communications, security, medical care and shelter. The destruction of basic and critical infrastructure shook the foundation of residents’ way of life to its core.
In comparison to its coastal neighbor, the Grand Canyon State does not experience high levels of earthquake activity. In southern California alone, residents experience about 10,000 earthquakes each year. Because of this ratio, Arizona can be a reliable partner during earthquake response.
Planning under the adage of it’s not a question of if, but when the big one may hit, Arizona is taking steps now to be ready for California’s call.