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  • This is the cover of the Arizona Continuity of Operations Planning Program.
    Emergency Management
    Continuity of Operations Program encourages organizations and businesses to plan ahead

    Power outages, floods, and other unexpected emergencies can bring businesses and organizations to a halt. Depending on the services the organization provides, a disruption has the potential of putting the health and safety of communities in jeopardy. However, planning ahead of time can help businesses and organizations meet the needs of their customers during emergencies.

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  • Image of Goodwin Fire progression map
    Emergency Management
    GIS technology provides the bridge between current situational awareness and mapping

    A wildfire burns through the trees and underbrush on a hot, humid day over the summer. Local and state agencies work together fighting the blaze. While firefighters battle the flames on the ground, state agencies work behind the scenes to support the first responders.

    The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) supports local agencies in a variety of ways, from finding resources to deploy (personnel, trucks, equipment), to creating maps to study a fire and its path.

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  • Arizona Department of Transportation TowPlow plows snow out of roadway
    Emergency Management
    ADOT's Know Snow campaign encourages Arizonans to be prepared for detrimental weather

    Arizona is known for sunny days, cacti, and monsoon storms in the searing summer months. Most people don’t realize that serious winter weather affects parts of the Grand Canyon state as well. It can be a danger to those unprepared for it.

    Winter storms bring strong winds, freezing rains, ice, sleet and treacherously low temperatures.

    Wind-driven blizzards can drop an excess of snow, immobilizing an entire area.

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  • Army National Guard
    Ariz. National Guard renames armory in honor of former Congressman Bob Stump

    By 2nd Lt. Tinashe Machona, 161st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

    BUCKEYE, Ariz. – Bob L. Stump National Guard/Reserve Center is officially the new name of the Arizona armory formerly known as Buckeye Armed Forces Readiness Center. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael T. McGuire, the Adjutant General of the Arizona National Guard, presided over the ceremony, Nov. 16, to honor the former Arizona Congressman.

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  • Florida Emergency Operations Center
    Emergency Management
    Neighbors assisting each other across state lines

    The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) is a part of the National Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). EMAC provides an effective, scalable, and efficient approach to responding to incidents nationwide. Established in 1996, EMAC is a fast way to provide state-to-state assistance (resources and personnel) during declared emergencies. The system is driven by the state that is requesting the resources.

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Portrait of CW5 John Vitt with Eagle in background over his left shoulder
Army National Guard
Portrait of CW5 John Vitt with Eagle in background over his left shoulder
Multiple agencies work together in response to simulated helicopter crash
Emergency Management
Multiple agencies work together in response to simulated helicopter crash
A woman uses the new DEMA website.
Emergency Management
A woman uses the new DEMA website.
Colonel Leonard H. Dyer, Jr. poses in front of the U.S. and Arizona flags
Army National Guard
Colonel Leonard H. Dyer, Jr. poses in front of the U.S. and Arizona flags
Sgt. 1st Class Robert Freese and Sgt. Amber Bohlman
Air National Guard
Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin
a brass bullet casing is ejected from a soldiers rifle as he fires at pop up targets
Army National Guard
a brass bullet casing is ejected from a soldiers rifle as he fires at pop up targets
Airmen stand in front of Air Force plnes as they swear the oath of enlistment
Air National Guard
Airmen stand in front of Air Force plnes as they swear the oath of enlistment

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