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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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  • Partners from FEMA and the Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs prepare to launch the IPAWS national Emergency Alery System test
    Emergency Management
    Arizona initiates nationwide alerting system test

    BEEP, BEEP, BEEP . . . .this is a national test.

    Broadcasters from radio, television and cable stations nationwide participated in a test of the Emergency Alert System on Sept. 27, 2017.  Arizona hosted the national test, this was the third time the test was conducted simultaneously across the nation, and the first time the test was initiated outside of Washington, D.C.

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  • FCD Flood Sim Model
    Emergency Management
    Water model project highlights safety and partnerships

    Flooding is an expensive hazard that has affected the Grand Canyon state for decades.

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  • Emergency Management professionals stading and talking in a group during a conference.
    Emergency Management
    One Team, One Mission

    More than 400 emergency management professionals from local, state, and federal governments, first responders and crisis response experts gathered for the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) 2017 Preparedness Symposium. The topics discussed included continuity of operations, critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, economic recovery, crisis communication, and evacuation and re-entry.

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  • ASL interpreters provide translation support for various public meetings during wildfire season
    Emergency Management
    Arizona integrates program to communicate with Deaf and the hard-of-hearing community during wildland fire season

    Wildland fires that move toward populated areas can be deadly, destructive and frightening for those residing in their paths.

    Communication is critical during emergencies. Access to vital safety information is important for communities who may be affected. One such community is the Deaf and hard-of-hearing. Ideally, captioning and/or sign language interpreters are provided by emergency response organizations to reach access and functional needs audiences.

    In previous wildland fire seasons, these services were not provided in Arizona.

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Soldiers and cadets marching on gravel during a ruck march
Army National Guard
Soldiers and cadets marching on gravel during a ruck march
Cocopah Indian Tribe signed a memorandum of agreement to become an IPAWS COG on February 17, 2016.
Emergency Management
Cocopah Indian Tribe signed a memorandum of agreement to become an IPAWS COG on February 17, 2016.
Senior Master Sgt. Hudgins poses with arms crossed standing next to a white car.
Air National Guard
Senior Master Sgt. Hudgins poses with arms crossed standing next to a white car.
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Barbara Alexander stands in front of Joint Force Headquarters building
Air National Guard
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Barbara Alexander stands in front of Joint Force Headquarters building
Scenes from DEMA events : Bakken oil haz mat conference, State earthquake exercise, recovery/planning workshop, Wickenburg flooding, "Have their backs" campaign.
Emergency Management
Scenes from DEMA events : Bakken oil haz mat conference, State earthquake exercise, recovery/planning workshop, Wickenburg flooding, "Have their backs" campaign.
Aprille Slutsky
arizona guardsmen stand in front of the arizona flag while deployed to Kuwait
Army National Guard
arizona guardsmen stand in front of the arizona flag while deployed to Kuwait
The Arizona Army National Guard hosted a send-off ceremony for members of Detachment 1, Alpha Company, 422nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, here Jan. 22.
Army National Guard
The Arizona Army National Guard hosted a send-off ceremony for members of Detachment 1, Alpha Company, 422nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, here Jan. 22.

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