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The department coordinates response and recovery activities through implementation of emergency response plans during and after emergencies. Implementation requires the support and assistance of many other county departments, local jurisdictions, the private sector and volunteer agencies.

Vision & Mission

We will be a respected and effective leader in providing all aspects of a comprehensive emergency management program, including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, in a proactive manner.

The mission of the Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management is to provide community-wide education, planning, coordination, and continuity of government for the people of Maricopa County in order to protect lives, property and the environment in the event of a major emergency.

Program Goals

  • Develop and maintain county-level emergency operations plans (EOP) that meet or exceed mandated state and federal requirements.

  • Develop and maintain emergency operations plans (EOP) at the political subdivision level that meet or exceed mandated state and federal requirements and are approved by the local chief executive or authorized official.

  • Provide assistance and liaison to all entities concerned with emergency management activities.

  • Maintain and enhance an effective communications and warning system to ensure rapid and accurate notification of impending emergencies and enhance countywide command and control.

  • Enhance emergency operations capabilities and procedures.

  • Enhance public awareness efforts to broaden public knowledge of risks, threats and protective measures.

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