Arizona experiences diverse weather patterns throughout the year. You should be aware of the types of weather that affect Arizona, the different advisories that precede hazardous weather, and the preparations to take for severe conditions.
Power outages can occur at any time and can pose serious problems, particularly for those using life-sustaining equipment.
In the U.S., most fire deaths occur in residences, with billions of dollars in property loss each year. Make sure you and your families are aware of ways to keep yourselves and your home safe. Being aware and prepared can help prevent fires as well as save your life and minimize property damage in the event of a fire.
When a disaster or emergency is over, you need to review what has occurred. To do this, you should:
The mission of the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (AcTIC) is to protect the citizens and critical infrastructures of Arizona by enhancing intelligence and domestic preparedness operations for all local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Mission execution will be guided by the understanding that the key to effectiveness is the development and sharing of information between participants to the fullest extent as is permitted by law or agency policy.
If you see something suspicious or if something just does not seem right, notify the authorities by calling 9-1-1. The video, 8 Signs of Terrorism, illustrates eight signs to be aware of if you suspect a terrorism plot is being planned or under way. The video can help citizens become active participants in maintaining our homeland security.
During some disasters, evacuating your home or business can put you at greater risk than staying put. In these situations, you should Shelter-In-Place
Health emergencies may occur naturally or as the result of intentional actions by a person or persons who wish to harm others. Each health emergency will differ in the population of people affected, the number of people affected, and the type and severity of illness in the affected persons.
Emergency Response involves the preparation for and response to radiation accidents statewide and includes the offsite technical response to any incident that occurs at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. The ER program also provides training for police, fire and medical personnel.
A hazardous materials (HazMat) accident can occur anywhere. Hazardous materials are transported daily on our roadways, railways, waterways, and by air. A hazardous material is defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "a substance or material which has been determined by the Secretary of Transportation to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property when transported for commerce, and which has been so designated."
Any substance that is capable of harming people, animals, plants, or the environment if handled improperly is considered a hazardous material. It is difficult, if not impossible, to detect some hazardous materials. For your safety and the safety of others at an accident scene, you should consider any unknown material to be a hazardous material until it is known not to be.
Whether you are in your home, a school classroom, a high-rise or other type of building, it is important to know how to protect yourself during an earthquake. Practice what to do during an earthquake with your family members so you can react automatically when the shaking starts.