Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s Building Bridges to Health Network, in partnership with Metrocenter Mall and first responders, will celebrate National Preparedness Month with its 11th annual multicultural emergency preparedness expo on Saturday, Sept. 21th. This year’s theme, Prepared Not Scared – Preparados No Asustados reminds the community about the importance of personal preparedness.
On Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m., more than 74,500 Arizonans will "Drop, Cover and Hold On" as part of the Great Arizona ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill. This includes tens of thousands of school-age children; university students and staff; county, state and federal employees; tribal communities; health facilities; civic groups and businesses.
Maricopa County is conducting its annual preparedness survey in conjunction with America’s PrepareAthon!
Please participate today by taking this important survey. Emergency planners use survey information to refine estimates of resources and services required during an emergency. Services include sheltering, transportation, and alert and warning communications.
It’s also a great way to see where you may have gaps in your own personal or family emergency plans should a disaster strike.
Being prepared isn’t always related to large emergency events. We can all incorporated preparedness into our everyday lives. It can be part of your check off list as we approach this holiday weekend. Adding a few extra items to your vehicles or luggage can help you and your loved ones be prepared in case of an emergency during your travels.
Is preparedness not on this year’s list of resolutions? Maybe it should be. This year’s flooding events in Maricopa County make the question timelier than ever. The Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management is releasing its annual survey and encouraging residents to provide input into the planning process while gauging their own readiness.