Arizona is susceptible to an array of natural disasters and emergencies. And though some hazards (e.g., floods and wildfire) pose a more immediate threat to life and property than others (e.g., tornadoes and earthquakes), it is in the best interest of all Arizonans to prepare for all possible hazards and their impacts. 

The good news is a family can prepare for all manner of emergencies and disasters in four simple steps.

Download the All-Hazard Emergency Preparedness brochure to learn how to Make a PlanBuild a KitBe Informed and Inspire Others before an emergency happens. Click here to download the Spanish version brochure. 






A Family Emergency Communication Plan describes how your family will respond to and communicate during a disaster or emergency. A basic plan should list important contact information, identitfy home and neighborhood evacuation routes, and family meeting places, and name an Out-of-Town Contact. To download the Plan and get started, click here. To download the Spanish version of the template, click here.




It could take anywhere from a couple hours to a few days for first responders to reach you after a large event, which means you may need to survive on your own after an emergency. Under such circuou'll need and want to have food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity.
An Emergency Supplies Kit is a collection of all items your family will need to live self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. Suggested kit items include nonpershiable food, potable water (one gallon, per person, per day), prescription medication, a flashlight and batteries, a cell phone and a radio.
Download the Emergency Supplies Kit Checklist to help you build a kit that meets the basic and unique needs of your family.
A thumbnail of the Have Their Backs infographic.
The Have Their Backs campaign emphasizes the role home and business owners play in preparing for, preventing and mitigating against wildland fire.

Each year an estimated 1,500 wildfires occur in Arizona. Most are caught early by firefighters, but even heroes need help.

Help wildland firefighters to reduce the impacts of wildfire on lives and propert. Have Their Backs by sharing our infographic with friends and family on social media.