Arizona Week – August 09, 2013


>>>ARE PEOPLE IN ARIZONA
PREPARED FOR DISASTER STRIKING? PREPARED FOR DISASTER STRIKING?
>>I WOULD SAY THAT IS REALLY >>I WOULD SAY THAT IS REALLY
OUR ACHILLES’S HILL. OUR ACHILLES’S HILL.
>>ARIZONA TELLS US HOW WE CAN >>ARIZONA TELLS US HOW WE CAN
PREPARE. PREPARE.
>>PRODUCTION OF ARIZONA WEEK IS>>PRODUCTION OF ARIZONA WEEK IS
MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A GRANT MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A GRANT
FROM THE STONEWALL FOUNDATION FROM THE STONEWALL FOUNDATION
AND BY ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA. AND BY ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED
SUPPORT. SUPPORT.
>>ONCE AGAIN, MODERATOR MICHAEL>>ONCE AGAIN, MODERATOR MICHAEL
CHIHAK. CHIHAK.
>>THE MEMBERS OF THE >>THE MEMBERS OF THE
ASSOCIATION MET IN TEMPE TO SWAP ASSOCIATION MET IN TEMPE TO SWAP
IDEAS, KEEP COMMUNICATION OPEN IDEAS, KEEP COMMUNICATION OPEN
AND HEAR HOW THEY CAN DO THEIR AND HEAR HOW THEY CAN DO THEIR
JOBS EVEN BETTER. JOBS EVEN BETTER.
TWO MESSAGES CAME OUT. TWO MESSAGES CAME OUT.
STATE AND FEDERAL ENTITIES ARE STATE AND FEDERAL ENTITIES ARE
READY FOR DISASTER, BUT READY FOR DISASTER, BUT
INDIVIDUALS AND MANY BUSINESSES INDIVIDUALS AND MANY BUSINESSES
ARE NOT. ARE NOT.
WE SPOKE WITH SEVERAL OFFICIALS, WE SPOKE WITH SEVERAL OFFICIALS,
FIRST, NANCY WARD, REGIONAL FIRST, NANCY WARD, REGIONAL
ADMINISTRATOR FOR FEMA, THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR FEMA, THE
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AGENCY. AGENCY.
FROM THE FEMA PERSPECTIVE, HOW FROM THE FEMA PERSPECTIVE, HOW
DOES ARIZONA STACK UP WHEN IT DOES ARIZONA STACK UP WHEN IT
COMES TO BEING PREPARED FOR COMES TO BEING PREPARED FOR
DISASTER AND EMERGENCY? DISASTER AND EMERGENCY?
>>WELL, YOU KNOW, ARIZONA HAS A>>WELL, YOU KNOW, ARIZONA HAS A
MULTITUDE OF RISKS, FROM RAGING MULTITUDE OF RISKS, FROM RAGING
WILDFIRES, MONSOONS, MAJOR WILDFIRES, MONSOONS, MAJOR
STORMS, FREEZES, AND I WOULD STORMS, FREEZES, AND I WOULD
HAVE TO SAY THAT THEY’RE VERY HAVE TO SAY THAT THEY’RE VERY
PREPARED. PREPARED.
THEY HAVE A VERY WELL ORGANIZED THEY HAVE A VERY WELL ORGANIZED
MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY. MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY.
VERY TRIED AND TRUE, MUTUAL AID VERY TRIED AND TRUE, MUTUAL AID
NETWORK, TO SHARE RESOURCES. NETWORK, TO SHARE RESOURCES.
TO HELP EACH OTHER. TO HELP EACH OTHER.
I WOULD SAY IF I HAD TO GIVE IT I WOULD SAY IF I HAD TO GIVE IT
A ONE TO TEN THEY WOULD PROBABLY A ONE TO TEN THEY WOULD PROBABLY
BE VERY NEAR TEN. BE VERY NEAR TEN.
>>AND WHAT RESOURCES ARE >>AND WHAT RESOURCES ARE
AVAILABLE FROM FEMA TO THE AVAILABLE FROM FEMA TO THE
STATES AND LOCAL ENTITIES? STATES AND LOCAL ENTITIES?
>>WELL, CERTAINLY DURING PEACE >>WELL, CERTAINLY DURING PEACE
TIME, WE HAVE TRAINING AND TIME, WE HAVE TRAINING AND
EXERCISE RESOURCES, TECHNICAL EXERCISE RESOURCES, TECHNICAL
ASSISTANTS ON EMERGENCY ASSISTANTS ON EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE
AND SHARE WITH STATE AND LOCAL AND SHARE WITH STATE AND LOCAL
ENTITIES. ENTITIES.
DURING AND AFTER THE EVENT, WE DURING AND AFTER THE EVENT, WE
HAVE COMMODITY RESOURCES IF WE HAVE COMMODITY RESOURCES IF WE
NEED TO BRING IN WATER, NEED TO BRING IN WATER,
GENERATORS, FOOD, EMERGENCY GENERATORS, FOOD, EMERGENCY
POWER OF SOME SORT TO HELP BEGIN POWER OF SOME SORT TO HELP BEGIN
THE RECOVERY PROCESS, TO THE RECOVERY PROCESS, TO
DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
THAT HELP PEOPLE REBUILD BOTH AT THAT HELP PEOPLE REBUILD BOTH AT
THE PUBLIC ENTITY LEVEL WITH THE PUBLIC ENTITY LEVEL WITH
SCHOOLS, BRIDGES, ROADS, TO SCHOOLS, BRIDGES, ROADS, TO
HELPING THAT INDIVIDUAL’S HELPING THAT INDIVIDUAL’S
HOUSEHOLD START TO RECOVER, AS HOUSEHOLD START TO RECOVER, AS
WELL. WELL.
>>AND HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM >>AND HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM
THE STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES? THE STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES?
IS IT A BOTTOM-UP MOVEMENT IS IT A BOTTOM-UP MOVEMENT
BECAUSE THE AGENCY WOULD OCCUR BECAUSE THE AGENCY WOULD OCCUR
AT THE LOCAL — AT THE LOCAL —
>>ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY, WE >>ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY, WE
SAY IN THE INDUSTRY, IF YOU SAY IN THE INDUSTRY, IF YOU
WILL, THAT ALVL THE EVENTS ARE WILL, THAT ALVL THE EVENTS ARE
LOCAL. LOCAL.
WE TRY TO INTEGRATE OUR SYSTEMS, WE TRY TO INTEGRATE OUR SYSTEMS,
THE ASSETS, WHEREVER IT IS MOST THE ASSETS, WHEREVER IT IS MOST
NEEDED. NEEDED.
AND WE HAVE A VERY STANDARDIZED AND WE HAVE A VERY STANDARDIZED
STRUCTURE OF HOW TO INTEGRATE STRUCTURE OF HOW TO INTEGRATE
OUR PERSONNEL, OUR RESOURCES, OUR PERSONNEL, OUR RESOURCES,
AND QUITE HONESTLY OUR MONEY, TO AND QUITE HONESTLY OUR MONEY, TO
HELP THEM RECOVER. HELP THEM RECOVER.
BUT IT IS A LOCAL EVENT BUT IT IS A LOCAL EVENT
SUPPORTED BY STATE AND FEDERAL SUPPORTED BY STATE AND FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT.
>>SPEAKING OF MONEY AND >>SPEAKING OF MONEY AND
RESOURCES, THE FEDERAL BUDGET RESOURCES, THE FEDERAL BUDGET
CUTS, HAVE THEY HAD AN IMPACT ON CUTS, HAVE THEY HAD AN IMPACT ON
FEMA? FEMA?
>>THEY HAVEN’T HAD REALLY ANY >>THEY HAVEN’T HAD REALLY ANY
IMPACT ON OUR PROGRAMS AT ALL. IMPACT ON OUR PROGRAMS AT ALL.
WE’RE CERTAINLY CUTTING BACK ON WE’RE CERTAINLY CUTTING BACK ON
OUR TRAVEL, ON — SOME TRAINING. OUR TRAVEL, ON — SOME TRAINING.
OUR ADMINISTRATIVE — CRAIG OUR ADMINISTRATIVE — CRAIG
FUGATE HAS REALLY POSITIONED THE FUGATE HAS REALLY POSITIONED THE
DEPARTMENT WELL IN TERMS OF NOT DEPARTMENT WELL IN TERMS OF NOT
HAVING TO GO INTO FURLOUGHS OR HAVING TO GO INTO FURLOUGHS OR
HAVING TO DO ANY REDUCTION IN HAVING TO DO ANY REDUCTION IN
FORCES. FORCES.
BUT WE’RE FEELING THE PINCH OF BUT WE’RE FEELING THE PINCH OF
OUR TRAVEL DOLLARS AND BEING OUR TRAVEL DOLLARS AND BEING
ABLE TO GET OUT FACE TO FACE AS ABLE TO GET OUT FACE TO FACE AS
MUCH AS WE WOULD LIKE TO. MUCH AS WE WOULD LIKE TO.
>>AT THE CONFERENCE, YOU >>AT THE CONFERENCE, YOU
MENTIONED IN YOUR PRESENTATION MENTIONED IN YOUR PRESENTATION
THE YARNELL FIRE DISASTER THE YARNELL FIRE DISASTER
REQUEST, MADE OF THE STATE TO REQUEST, MADE OF THE STATE TO
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE
STATUS OF THAT? STATUS OF THAT?
>>I CAN TELL YOU THAT IT IS >>I CAN TELL YOU THAT IT IS
STILL IN PROCESS. STILL IN PROCESS.
OUR HOPE IS THAT WE HEAR VERY, OUR HOPE IS THAT WE HEAR VERY,
VERY SOON. VERY SOON.
IT GOES FROM THE STATE — THE IT GOES FROM THE STATE — THE
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE, REQUESTS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE, REQUESTS
FROM THE FEMA REGION. FROM THE FEMA REGION.
WE ARE INVOLVED WITH THE STATE WE ARE INVOLVED WITH THE STATE
IN TERMS OF PRELIMINARY DAMAGE IN TERMS OF PRELIMINARY DAMAGE
ASSESSMENTS AND EVALUATING THE ASSESSMENTS AND EVALUATING THE
IMPACTS OF THAT PARTICULAR IMPACTS OF THAT PARTICULAR
EVENT, AND THEN WE SEND IT TO EVENT, AND THEN WE SEND IT TO
WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON.
AND THEY LOOK AT IT IN TERMS OF AND THEY LOOK AT IT IN TERMS OF
AGAIN, THE DISASTER ASSISTANCE AGAIN, THE DISASTER ASSISTANCE
PROCESS. PROCESS.
AND THEN BEHAMOVE IT OVER TO TH AND THEN BEHAMOVE IT OVER TO TH
WHITE HOUSE FOR PROPOSAAPPROVAL. WHITE HOUSE FOR PROPOSAAPPROVAL.
IT IS IN THAT AREA, BUT WE’RE IT IS IN THAT AREA, BUT WE’RE
NOT EXACTLY SURE. NOT EXACTLY SURE.
>>AND SINCE IT IS IN THE D.C. >>AND SINCE IT IS IN THE D.C.
DESK, DOES THAT MEAN YOU’RE IN DESK, DOES THAT MEAN YOU’RE IN
FAVOR OF? FAVOR OF?
>>I CAN’T TELL YOU, THE >>I CAN’T TELL YOU, THE
PRE-DECISION RESPONSE, I CAN’T PRE-DECISION RESPONSE, I CAN’T
TELL YOU WHETHER WE RECOMMENDED TELL YOU WHETHER WE RECOMMENDED
TO IMPROVE OR TURN DOWN THE TO IMPROVE OR TURN DOWN THE
REQUEST. REQUEST.
BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE ARE BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE ARE
READY, WHATEVER THE ANSWER IS, READY, WHATEVER THE ANSWER IS,
TO HELP THE STATE IN ANY WAY WE TO HELP THE STATE IN ANY WAY WE
CAN AS SOON AS WE HAVE AN CAN AS SOON AS WE HAVE AN
ANSWER. ANSWER.
>>AND WHAT WOULD THAT MEAN? >>AND WHAT WOULD THAT MEAN?
WHAT HELP WOULD THAT MEAN FROM WHAT HELP WOULD THAT MEAN FROM
FEMA, FROM THE FEDERAL FEMA, FROM THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT, FOR ARIZONA? GOVERNMENT, FOR ARIZONA?
>>WELL, THE GOVERNOR HAS >>WELL, THE GOVERNOR HAS
BASICALLY REQUESTED ASSISTANCE BASICALLY REQUESTED ASSISTANCE
AND INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE IN AND INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE IN
HOUSEHOLDS PROGRAM, BASICALLY HOUSEHOLDS PROGRAM, BASICALLY
HOUSING FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST HOUSING FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST
OUR HOMES AND DON’T HAVE OUR HOMES AND DON’T HAVE
INSURANCE RESOURCES TO COVER INSURANCE RESOURCES TO COVER
THEIR LOSSES. THEIR LOSSES.
IN ADDITION, THE GOVERNOR HAS IN ADDITION, THE GOVERNOR HAS
ASKED US TO ASSIST WITH BRINGING ASKED US TO ASSIST WITH BRINGING
TOGETHER ENTITIES THAT CAN TALK TOGETHER ENTITIES THAT CAN TALK
THROUGH THE BURN AREA, IMPACTS THROUGH THE BURN AREA, IMPACTS
AND WHAT THAT MAY MEAN IN TERMS AND WHAT THAT MAY MEAN IN TERMS
OF THE WINTER AND POTENTIAL FOR OF THE WINTER AND POTENTIAL FOR
FLOODING IN THE FUTURE. FLOODING IN THE FUTURE.
>>SO THERE WOULD BE MONEY >>SO THERE WOULD BE MONEY
INVOLVED IN THAT. INVOLVED IN THAT.
WOULD IT BE LOW-INTEREST LOANS WOULD IT BE LOW-INTEREST LOANS
FOR INDIVIDUALS? FOR INDIVIDUALS?
>>IT COULD BE A PLETHORA OF >>IT COULD BE A PLETHORA OF
THINGS, MAYBE BRINGING IN MOBILE THINGS, MAYBE BRINGING IN MOBILE
HOMES TO PARK ON A PERSON’S HOMES TO PARK ON A PERSON’S
PROPERTY WHILE THEY’RE PROPERTY WHILE THEY’RE
REBUILDING. REBUILDING.
IT COULD BE MONEY TO HELP TO IT COULD BE MONEY TO HELP TO
REPLACE THEIR HOME, AND/OR REPLACE THEIR HOME, AND/OR
REPLACE THEIR BELONGINGS. REPLACE THEIR BELONGINGS.
IT COULD BE IN SMALL INTEREST IT COULD BE IN SMALL INTEREST
LOANS FROM A SMALL BUSINESS LOANS FROM A SMALL BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION.
>>AS THWORD SAID, READINESS >>AS THWORD SAID, READINESS
STARTS LOCALLY. STARTS LOCALLY.
HERE IS A LOOK AT THAT MEANS HERE IS A LOOK AT THAT MEANS
FROM THE LOCAL PINAL COUNTY FROM THE LOCAL PINAL COUNTY
MANAGER. MANAGER.
TELL US WHAT THE AESA IS, AND TELL US WHAT THE AESA IS, AND
WHAT IT DOES. WHAT IT DOES.
>>AESA WAS FORMED IN 1964 AS >>AESA WAS FORMED IN 1964 AS
THE ARIZONA EMERGENCY THE ARIZONA EMERGENCY
ASSOCIATION. ASSOCIATION.
AND WE’RE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE WE AND WE’RE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE WE
BRING IN PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER BRING IN PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER
THE STATE OF ARIZONA, DEDICATED THE STATE OF ARIZONA, DEDICATED
TOWARD PROVIDING SERVICES IN TOWARD PROVIDING SERVICES IN
MESSAGE-RELATED TYPE FUNCTIONS. MESSAGE-RELATED TYPE FUNCTIONS.
SO PART OF OUR MEMBERSHIP, WE SO PART OF OUR MEMBERSHIP, WE
HAVE FIREFIGHTERS, WE HAVE LAW HAVE FIREFIGHTERS, WE HAVE LAW
ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL, PUBLIC ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL, PUBLIC
WORKS, PUBLIC HEALTH. WORKS, PUBLIC HEALTH.
AND EVEN SOME TRIBAL PERSONNEL AND EVEN SOME TRIBAL PERSONNEL
THAT ATTEND MANY OF OUR MEETINGS THAT ATTEND MANY OF OUR MEETINGS
AND CONFERENCES. AND CONFERENCES.
WE’RE SOLELY DEDICATED TO WE’RE SOLELY DEDICATED TO
ENSURING THE EMERGENCY PREPAR ENSURING THE EMERGENCY PREPAR
PREPAREDNESS IN OUR STATE. PREPAREDNESS IN OUR STATE.
>>AND SO THE IDEA, I THINK YOU >>AND SO THE IDEA, I THINK YOU
TOLD ME TWICE A YEAR, IS THAT TOLD ME TWICE A YEAR, IS THAT
YOU NEED TO BE COMMUNICATING YOU NEED TO BE COMMUNICATING
WITH EVERYONE IN CASE OF GOD WITH EVERYONE IN CASE OF GOD
FORBID, WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY. FORBID, WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY.
>>THAT IS CORRECT, THE >>THAT IS CORRECT, THE
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND
EMERGENCY SERVICES IS ALL ABOUT EMERGENCY SERVICES IS ALL ABOUT
RELATIONSHIP BUILDING. RELATIONSHIP BUILDING.
SO WE GATHER PERSONNEL FROM ALL SO WE GATHER PERSONNEL FROM ALL
THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF ARIZONA THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF ARIZONA
AND EVEN THROUGHOUT OUR REGION AND EVEN THROUGHOUT OUR REGION
TO COME AND PROVIDE INFORMATION TO COME AND PROVIDE INFORMATION
ON WHAT IS GOING ON WITHIN THEIR ON WHAT IS GOING ON WITHIN THEIR
PARTICULAR JURISDICTIONS. PARTICULAR JURISDICTIONS.
IT ALLOWS US TO BUILD THOSE IT ALLOWS US TO BUILD THOSE
RELATIONSHIPS SO THAT DURING AN RELATIONSHIPS SO THAT DURING AN
EMERGENCY SITUATION WE CAN ALL EMERGENCY SITUATION WE CAN ALL
BE SUCCESSFUL. BE SUCCESSFUL.
>>YOUR JOB AS DIRECTOR OF >>YOUR JOB AS DIRECTOR OF
EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR PINAL EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR PINAL
COUNTY, DOES THAT TAKE YOU CLOSE COUNTY, DOES THAT TAKE YOU CLOSE
TO THE PEOPLE LEVEL WHEN IT TO THE PEOPLE LEVEL WHEN IT
COMES TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS? COMES TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS?
>>IT DOES, AS WELL AS GIVING ME>>IT DOES, AS WELL AS GIVING ME
THE OPPORTUNITY TO COORDINATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COORDINATE
ACTIVITIES WITH ELECTED ACTIVITIES WITH ELECTED
OFFICIALS, WITH STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS, WITH STATE AND LOCAL
OFFICIALS. OFFICIALS.
WITH MANY OF THE ORGANIZATIONS WITH MANY OF THE ORGANIZATIONS
AND JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING AND JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING
SCHOOL PERSONNEL, AND MANY OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL, AND MANY OF
OUR BUSINESSES WITHIN OUR OUR BUSINESSES WITHIN OUR
COMMUNITY, AS WELL. COMMUNITY, AS WELL.
>>PINAL COUNTY IS ONE OF THE >>PINAL COUNTY IS ONE OF THE
MOST QUICKLY GROWING COUNTIES MOST QUICKLY GROWING COUNTIES
OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS. OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS.
WHAT CHALLENGES HAS THAT CREATED WHAT CHALLENGES HAS THAT CREATED
FOR YOU IN THE EMERGENCY FOR YOU IN THE EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS? PREPAREDNESS?
>>WELL, I THINK THERE ARE TWO >>WELL, I THINK THERE ARE TWO
PARTICULAR CHALLENGES. PARTICULAR CHALLENGES.
AND ONE THAT WE’RE FOCUSED ON IN AND ONE THAT WE’RE FOCUSED ON IN
MAKING SURE WE HAVE A GOOD MAKING SURE WE HAVE A GOOD
PREPAREDNESS GOING ON FOR OUR PREPAREDNESS GOING ON FOR OUR
CITIZENS. CITIZENS.
WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY
CITIZEN IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA CITIZEN IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA
AS WELL AS PINAL COUNTY IS AS WELL AS PINAL COUNTY IS
PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES. PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES.
THAT MEANS TALKING WITH YOUR THAT MEANS TALKING WITH YOUR
FAMILY ABOUT WHAT YOU WILL DO IN FAMILY ABOUT WHAT YOU WILL DO IN
CASE OF EMERGENCY. CASE OF EMERGENCY.
I LIKE TO CALL IT THE DINNER I LIKE TO CALL IT THE DINNER
TABLE TALKS. TABLE TALKS.
HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WITH YOUR HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WITH YOUR
FAMILY MEMBERS ABOUT WHAT THEY FAMILY MEMBERS ABOUT WHAT THEY
WOULD DO IF INDEED THE CELL WOULD DO IF INDEED THE CELL
PHONES WERE OUT AND THERE WAS AN PHONES WERE OUT AND THERE WAS AN
EMERGENCY WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY. EMERGENCY WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY.
ALSO PREPARING AN INDIVIDUAL ALSO PREPARING AN INDIVIDUAL
72-HOUR KIT. 72-HOUR KIT.
WE PREACH PREPAREDNESS FOR THOSE WE PREACH PREPAREDNESS FOR THOSE
INDIVIDUALS TO SAY WHEN AN INDIVIDUALS TO SAY WHEN AN
EMERGENCY HAPPENS PLEASE BE EMERGENCY HAPPENS PLEASE BE
PREPARED TO SUSTAIN YOURSELF FOR PREPARED TO SUSTAIN YOURSELF FOR
UP TO 72 HOURS. UP TO 72 HOURS.
SO WE HAVE THAT DIALOGUE WITHIN SO WE HAVE THAT DIALOGUE WITHIN
OUR COMMUNITY. OUR COMMUNITY.
THE SECOND THING IS ENSURE BE THE SECOND THING IS ENSURE BE
BUSINESS PREPAREDNESS. BUSINESS PREPAREDNESS.
WE RECENTLY HAD AN ECONOMIC WE RECENTLY HAD AN ECONOMIC
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CAREER FAIR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CAREER FAIR
WHERE WE INVITED OVER 120 WHERE WE INVITED OVER 120
BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT PINAL BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT PINAL
COUNTY AND GAVE THEM INFORMATION COUNTY AND GAVE THEM INFORMATION
ON WHAT THEY COULD DO, TO ENSURE ON WHAT THEY COULD DO, TO ENSURE
THAT IN THE EVENT OF AN THAT IN THE EVENT OF AN
EMERGENCY THEY COULD SUSTAIN EMERGENCY THEY COULD SUSTAIN
THEIR BUSINESS OPERATIONS. THEIR BUSINESS OPERATIONS.
SO WE’RE EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT SO WE’RE EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT
THOSE TWO INITIATIVES. THOSE TWO INITIATIVES.
WE ALSO HAVE HAD EMERGENCY WE ALSO HAVE HAD EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS FOR OUR COMMUNITY. PREPAREDNESS FOR OUR COMMUNITY.
THE BIG ISSUE IS MAKING SURE OUR THE BIG ISSUE IS MAKING SURE OUR
CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES ARE SAFE CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES ARE SAFE
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.
>>IS THERE A DIFFERENT MESSAGE >>IS THERE A DIFFERENT MESSAGE
FOR A COUNTY LIKE PINAL, WHICH FOR A COUNTY LIKE PINAL, WHICH
IS LARGELY RURAL, ALTHOUGH IS LARGELY RURAL, ALTHOUGH
URBANIZING ON THE NORTHERN END URBANIZING ON THE NORTHERN END
AND THE SOUTHERN END, THAN THERE AND THE SOUTHERN END, THAN THERE
IS FOR A COUNTY LIKE MARICOPA IS FOR A COUNTY LIKE MARICOPA
COUNTY, WHICH IS PRETTY COUNTY, WHICH IS PRETTY
URBANIZED. URBANIZED.
>>BECAUSE WE DO HAVE RURAL >>BECAUSE WE DO HAVE RURAL
COMMUNITIES, THE MESSAGE OF COMMUNITIES, THE MESSAGE OF
PREPAREDNESS IS EVEN OF GREATER PREPAREDNESS IS EVEN OF GREATER
IMPORTANCE. IMPORTANCE.
BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, GAINING BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, GAINING
SUPPLIES OR RESOURCES FROM OUR SUPPLIES OR RESOURCES FROM OUR
COUNTY AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTY AS WELL AS OTHER
NEIGHBORING COUNTIES AND NEIGHBORING COUNTIES AND
POSSIBLY THE STATE MAY TAKE A POSSIBLY THE STATE MAY TAKE A
LITTLE BIT OF TIME. LITTLE BIT OF TIME.
SO WE’RE CONTINUING TO PREACH SO WE’RE CONTINUING TO PREACH
THAT EDUCATIONAL MESSAGE OF THAT EDUCATIONAL MESSAGE OF
PREPAREDNESS WITH OUR RURAL PREPAREDNESS WITH OUR RURAL
COMMUNITIES AS WELL AS OTHER COMMUNITIES AS WELL AS OTHER
ORGANIZATIONS AND ENTITIES. ORGANIZATIONS AND ENTITIES.
>>DO EMERGENCY SERVICES >>DO EMERGENCY SERVICES
AGENCIES IN ARIZONA HAVE ENOUGH AGENCIES IN ARIZONA HAVE ENOUGH
RESOURCES TO DO THEIR JOBS? RESOURCES TO DO THEIR JOBS?
>>I THINK WE DO. >>I THINK WE DO.
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE
TO COMPETE FOR IS RESOURCES, TO COMPETE FOR IS RESOURCES,
FINANCIAL RESOURCES LIKE ANYONE FINANCIAL RESOURCES LIKE ANYONE
ELSE. ELSE.
AND THE GREAT THING IS THAT WE AND THE GREAT THING IS THAT WE
HAVE A NETWORK OF EMERGENCY HAVE A NETWORK OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS
THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
ALL OF THE COUNTIES PARTICIPATE ALL OF THE COUNTIES PARTICIPATE
IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AS IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AS
SUBSTANCE COMPACTS. SUBSTANCE COMPACTS.
WE ALSO HAVE A GREAT WE ALSO HAVE A GREAT
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE
WHERE THE RESOURCES THAT WOULD WHERE THE RESOURCES THAT WOULD
BE REQUIRED DURING EMERGENCY BE REQUIRED DURING EMERGENCY
SITUATION CAN BE RECEIVED BY A SITUATION CAN BE RECEIVED BY A
PARTICULAR COUNTY, IF NECESSARY. PARTICULAR COUNTY, IF NECESSARY.
>>WHAT KINDS OF EMERGENCIES DO >>WHAT KINDS OF EMERGENCIES DO
YOU ANTICIPATE AND PREPARE FOR, YOU ANTICIPATE AND PREPARE FOR,
SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO SAY, SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO SAY,
NATURAL CAUSES? NATURAL CAUSES?
>>NATURAL CAUSES, WELL, FIRST >>NATURAL CAUSES, WELL, FIRST
OF ALL, WE RUN THE ENTIRE GAMUT OF ALL, WE RUN THE ENTIRE GAMUT
OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
INITIATIVES, WHICH INCLUDE INITIATIVES, WHICH INCLUDE
NATURAL MANMADE AND NATURAL MANMADE AND
TECHNOLOGICAL. TECHNOLOGICAL.
BUT WE DEAL WITH THREATS IN BUT WE DEAL WITH THREATS IN
PINAL COUNTY, MAJOR FLOODING AND PINAL COUNTY, MAJOR FLOODING AND
A THREAT OF WILDFIRES THAT EXIST A THREAT OF WILDFIRES THAT EXIST
ANYWHERE THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF ANYWHERE THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF
ARIZONA. ARIZONA.
AND WE ALSO DEAL WITH A LOT OF AND WE ALSO DEAL WITH A LOT OF
OTHER INCIDENTS, AS WELL. OTHER INCIDENTS, AS WELL.
>>THAT HIGH SCORE THE FEMA >>THAT HIGH SCORE THE FEMA
ADMINISTRATOR GAVE ARIZONA COMES ADMINISTRATOR GAVE ARIZONA COMES
VIA THE WORK OF MANY AGENCIES, VIA THE WORK OF MANY AGENCIES,
COORDINATED AT THE STATE COORDINATED AT THE STATE
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY DIVISION OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT. MANAGEMENT.
HERE IS DIVISION DIRECTOR WENDY HERE IS DIVISION DIRECTOR WENDY
SMITH REID. SMITH REID.
WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE AT WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE AT
THE STATE LEVEL FOR DISASTERS THE STATE LEVEL FOR DISASTERS
AND EMERGENCIES IN THE STATE OF AND EMERGENCIES IN THE STATE OF
ARIZONA? ARIZONA?
>>THERE ARE MULTIPLE RESOURCES.>>THERE ARE MULTIPLE RESOURCES.
ALL OF OUR PARTNERS WE REALLY ALL OF OUR PARTNERS WE REALLY
OUTREACH TO IDENTIFY WHAT OUTREACH TO IDENTIFY WHAT
RESOURCES THEY BRING SO WE CAN RESOURCES THEY BRING SO WE CAN
BEST LEVERAGE THOSE RESOURCES AT BEST LEVERAGE THOSE RESOURCES AT
THE STATE LEVEL, THE LOCAL LEVEL THE STATE LEVEL, THE LOCAL LEVEL
AND COUNTY LEVEL. AND COUNTY LEVEL.
IT REALLY IS A COLLABORATIVE IT REALLY IS A COLLABORATIVE
TEAM EFFORT, TO ENSURE THAT WE TEAM EFFORT, TO ENSURE THAT WE
EMPLOY AND UTILIZE RESOURCES EMPLOY AND UTILIZE RESOURCES
THAT ARE NEEDED FOR ANY GIVEN THAT ARE NEEDED FOR ANY GIVEN
EVENT. EVENT.
SO NOT ANY ONE AGENCY HAS SO NOT ANY ONE AGENCY HAS
EVERYTHING, BUT TOGETHER, EVERYTHING, BUT TOGETHER,
COLLECTIVELY, WE HAVE WHAT WE COLLECTIVELY, WE HAVE WHAT WE
NEED TO ADDRESS ANY SITUATION. NEED TO ADDRESS ANY SITUATION.
>>AND YOU MENTIONED PARTNERS, >>AND YOU MENTIONED PARTNERS,
I’M ASSUMING THERE ARE PRIVATE I’M ASSUMING THERE ARE PRIVATE
SECTOR PARTNERS INVOLVED, AS SECTOR PARTNERS INVOLVED, AS
WELL, RIGHT? WELL, RIGHT?
>>ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY, OUR >>ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY, OUR
PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS ARE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS ARE
VERY VALUABLE TO US. VERY VALUABLE TO US.
AT ALL LEVELS OF COMMUNITY. AT ALL LEVELS OF COMMUNITY.
>>WHAT IS AVAILABLE,EMERGENCIE?>>WHAT IS AVAILABLE,EMERGENCIE?
IN YOUR PRESENTATION YOU IN YOUR PRESENTATION YOU
MENTIONED A DOLLAR FIGURE THAT MENTIONED A DOLLAR FIGURE THAT
IS ALLOCATED BY LAW FOR YOUR IS ALLOCATED BY LAW FOR YOUR
AGENCY. AGENCY.
>>THAT IS RIGHT, AND WE DO — >>THAT IS RIGHT, AND WE DO —
WHENEVER THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A WHENEVER THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A
STATE OF EMERGENCY AND THE FUNDS STATE OF EMERGENCY AND THE FUNDS
ARE ALLOCATED FOR THAT, IT IS TO ARE ALLOCATED FOR THAT, IT IS TO
REIMBURSE THE FUNDS, WHETHER IT REIMBURSE THE FUNDS, WHETHER IT
IS PERSONNEL RESOURCES, IS PERSONNEL RESOURCES,
EQUIPMENT RESOURCES, ANY REPAIR EQUIPMENT RESOURCES, ANY REPAIR
OF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT NEEDS TO OF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT NEEDS TO
TAKE PLACE ON DAMAGED TAKE PLACE ON DAMAGED
INFRASTRUCTURE. INFRASTRUCTURE.
IT IS TO COVER THE COSTS IT IS TO COVER THE COSTS
ASSOCIATED WITH ALL OF THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH ALL OF THOSE
ITEMS. ITEMS.
>>AND YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT >>AND YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT
PUBLIC ENTITIES, FIRE PUBLIC ENTITIES, FIRE
DEPARTMENTS, FLOOD CONTROL DEPARTMENTS, FLOOD CONTROL
DISTRICTS. DISTRICTS.
>>POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE>>POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE
STATE ARE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE UNDER STATE ARE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE UNDER
A GOVERNOR’S DECLARATION. A GOVERNOR’S DECLARATION.
THAT WOULD BE ANY STATE AGENCY THAT WOULD BE ANY STATE AGENCY
OR ANY TAXING AUTHORITY. OR ANY TAXING AUTHORITY.
SO WHETHER IT BE A SPECIAL SO WHETHER IT BE A SPECIAL
DISTRICT OR A CITY OR A COUNTY, DISTRICT OR A CITY OR A COUNTY,
THOSE WOULD BE THE TYPES OF THOSE WOULD BE THE TYPES OF
AGENCIES THAT WE ENGAGE WITH. AGENCIES THAT WE ENGAGE WITH.
>>IS YOUR OFFICE MANAGING ANY >>IS YOUR OFFICE MANAGING ANY
DISASTER DECLARATIONS RIGHT NOW? DISASTER DECLARATIONS RIGHT NOW?
>>YES, WE ARE MANAGING ROUGHLY >>YES, WE ARE MANAGING ROUGHLY
16, I BELIEVE, AT THIS TIME. 16, I BELIEVE, AT THIS TIME.
>>AND THEY’RE ALL BASED ON >>AND THEY’RE ALL BASED ON
WILDFIRES? WILDFIRES?
>>NO, NOT SOLELY WILDFIRE, SOME>>NO, NOT SOLELY WILDFIRE, SOME
FLOODING EVENTS, SOME LAND FLOODING EVENTS, SOME LAND
WILDFIRES, WE HAVE HAD AN WILDFIRES, WE HAVE HAD AN
ONGOING DROUGHT DECLARATION THAT ONGOING DROUGHT DECLARATION THAT
REALLY, WHAT THAT EVENT DOES IS REALLY, WHAT THAT EVENT DOES IS
AFFORD US THE OPPORTUNITY TO AFFORD US THE OPPORTUNITY TO
OUTREACH FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES OUTREACH FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
TO SUPPORT FARMERS AND RANCHERS TO SUPPORT FARMERS AND RANCHERS
EACH YEAR, WITH DROUGHT. EACH YEAR, WITH DROUGHT.
>>SO WHAT OTHER KINDS OF >>SO WHAT OTHER KINDS OF
DISASTERS COULD GOODNESS FORBID, DISASTERS COULD GOODNESS FORBID,
BEFALL ARIZONA, OTHER THAN SOME BEFALL ARIZONA, OTHER THAN SOME
OF THE NATURAL ONES YOU JUST OF THE NATURAL ONES YOU JUST
MENTIONED? MENTIONED?
>>WELL, THERE IS ALWAYS YOU >>WELL, THERE IS ALWAYS YOU
KNOW, CYBER SECURITY, THAT IS AN KNOW, CYBER SECURITY, THAT IS AN
EVER-GROWING THREAT. EVER-GROWING THREAT.
IN MY OPINION, IF ANYBODY IN MY OPINION, IF ANYBODY
WATCHES THE NEWS WE SEE THAT WATCHES THE NEWS WE SEE THAT
THREAT IS DEFINITELY OUT THERE. THREAT IS DEFINITELY OUT THERE.
AND THE CHALLENGES THAT BRINGS, AND THE CHALLENGES THAT BRINGS,
YOU KNOW, THE CASCADING IMPACTS YOU KNOW, THE CASCADING IMPACTS
OR MAYBE AN EXTENDED POWER OR MAYBE AN EXTENDED POWER
OUTAGE. OUTAGE.
THAT ALSO WOULD BE A CHALLENGE THAT ALSO WOULD BE A CHALLENGE
THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO FACE, THE THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO FACE, THE
CASCADING IMPACTS ASSOCIATED CASCADING IMPACTS ASSOCIATED
WITH THAT. WITH THAT.
>>IS THE 350 MILE BORDER WITH >>IS THE 350 MILE BORDER WITH
MEXICO AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEXICO AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
ISSUE, IF YOU WILL? ISSUE, IF YOU WILL?
ARE THERE SPECIAL STEPS OR ARE THERE SPECIAL STEPS OR
PLANNING OR PREPARATION OR PLANNING OR PREPARATION OR
TRAINING THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN TRAINING THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN
BECAUSE OF THAT? BECAUSE OF THAT?
>>THE — WE DO COORDINATE >>THE — WE DO COORDINATE
TRAINING WITHIN OUR AGENCY. TRAINING WITHIN OUR AGENCY.
AND WE REALLY LOOK TO THE AND WE REALLY LOOK TO THE
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
TO IDENTIFY THE BORDER SECURITY TO IDENTIFY THE BORDER SECURITY
ISSUE THAT IS REALLY THEIR ISSUE THAT IS REALLY THEIR
FORTE. FORTE.
AND SO GILLARANTIA, DIRECTOR FOR AND SO GILLARANTIA, DIRECTOR FOR
THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY HERE IN ARIZONA IS THE SECURITY HERE IN ARIZONA IS THE
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT ON THAT SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT ON THAT
TOPIC. TOPIC.
>>AND YOU’RE INVOLVED WITH THE >>AND YOU’RE INVOLVED WITH THE
ARIZONA/SONORA — OR THE ARIZONA ARIZONA/SONORA — OR THE ARIZONA
COMMISSION, WHICH IS A STIMULUS COMMISSION, WHICH IS A STIMULUS
— ARE THERE EMERGENCY — ARE THERE EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS ISSUES WITH THERE? PREPAREDNESS ISSUES WITH THERE?
>>YES, ABSOLUTELY, WE PARTNER >>YES, ABSOLUTELY, WE PARTNER
WITH OUR PARTNERS IN SONORA AND WITH OUR PARTNERS IN SONORA AND
MEET WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THE MEET WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THE
YEAR TO TALK ABOUT WAYS WE CAN YEAR TO TALK ABOUT WAYS WE CAN
BETTER PREPARE TOGETHER. BETTER PREPARE TOGETHER.
HOW WE CAN BETTER RESPOND. HOW WE CAN BETTER RESPOND.
THERE ARE AGREEMENTS WITH SISTER THERE ARE AGREEMENTS WITH SISTER
CITIES, ALONG THE BORDER TO CITIES, ALONG THE BORDER TO
WHERE IF THERE IS AN EVENT THAT WHERE IF THERE IS AN EVENT THAT
OCCURS IN MEXICO WE CAN AND/OR OCCURS IN MEXICO WE CAN AND/OR
ON THE STATE SIDE, THE ARIZONA ON THE STATE SIDE, THE ARIZONA
SIDE OF THE BORDER THAT WELL SIDE OF THE BORDER THAT WELL
SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER IN SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER IN
SUPPRESSING THAT WILDLAND FIRE SUPPRESSING THAT WILDLAND FIRE
OR ADDRESSING THAT HAZMAT SPILL OR ADDRESSING THAT HAZMAT SPILL
OR WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE. OR WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE.
>>EMERGENCY PLANNING SERVICES >>EMERGENCY PLANNING SERVICES
CROSSES MANY AREAS OF EXPERTISE, CROSSES MANY AREAS OF EXPERTISE,
INCLUDING PUBLIC HEALTH INCLUDING PUBLIC HEALTH
CONSIDERATIONS. CONSIDERATIONS.
CAPTAIN KEVIN SHEEHAN TELLS US CAPTAIN KEVIN SHEEHAN TELLS US
ABOUT HIS ROLE. ABOUT HIS ROLE.
WHAT SHOULD THE PUBLIC THINK OF WHAT SHOULD THE PUBLIC THINK OF
WHEN IT COMES TO DISASTERS AND WHEN IT COMES TO DISASTERS AND
THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AND
ITS ROLE IN THEM? ITS ROLE IN THEM?
>>THE MAJORITY OF THE PUBLIC >>THE MAJORITY OF THE PUBLIC
WILL HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE WILL HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE
ISSUE O– ISSUES ARE THAT THEY ISSUE O– ISSUES ARE THAT THEY
HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR. HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR.
THEY ALSO SHOULD TAKE THEY ALSO SHOULD TAKE
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR PUBLIC
HEALTH, FOR INSTANCE IF THEY HEALTH, FOR INSTANCE IF THEY
HAVE GLASSES THEY HAVE TO HAVE, HAVE GLASSES THEY HAVE TO HAVE,
QUICKLY LEAVING, THEY NEED TO QUICKLY LEAVING, THEY NEED TO
ANTICIPATE THE MEDICAL ANTICIPATE THE MEDICAL
SITUATIONS THEY AND THEIR FAMILY SITUATIONS THEY AND THEIR FAMILY
MAY HAVE. MAY HAVE.
SO WHEN YOU’RE IN A MEDICAL SO WHEN YOU’RE IN A MEDICAL
DISASTER, YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO DISASTER, YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO
PREPARE EVERYTHING. PREPARE EVERYTHING.
SO IT IS GOOD TO HAVE A KIT SO IT IS GOOD TO HAVE A KIT
READILY AVAILABLE AND TO INCLUDE READILY AVAILABLE AND TO INCLUDE
THINGS SPECIFICALLY LIKE YOUR THINGS SPECIFICALLY LIKE YOUR
MEDICATIONS AND THINGS TO HELP MEDICATIONS AND THINGS TO HELP
YOU PREPARE. YOU PREPARE.
>>SO PREPAREDNESS FOR THE >>SO PREPAREDNESS FOR THE
EMERGENCY STARTS AT THE EMERGENCY STARTS AT THE
INDIVIDUAL LEVEL? INDIVIDUAL LEVEL?
>>ABSOLUTELY, AND IT IS ALSO –>>ABSOLUTELY, AND IT IS ALSO —
WHEN WE TALK ABOUT COMMUNITY WHEN WE TALK ABOUT COMMUNITY
INVOLVEMENT, AND IT IS JUST INVOLVEMENT, AND IT IS JUST
IMPORTANT FOR INDIVIDUALS, IMPORTANT FOR INDIVIDUALS,
FAMILIES IN YOUR COMMUNITIES TO FAMILIES IN YOUR COMMUNITIES TO
BE PREPARED AND TO HELP EACH BE PREPARED AND TO HELP EACH
OTHER OUT. OTHER OUT.
>>NOW, YOUR ROLE AFTER A >>NOW, YOUR ROLE AFTER A
DISASTER IS TO GO INTO AN AREA, DISASTER IS TO GO INTO AN AREA,
LET’S SAY AN EARTHQUAKE IN LET’S SAY AN EARTHQUAKE IN
CALIFORNIA, FOR EXAMPLE. CALIFORNIA, FOR EXAMPLE.
AND MITIGATE THE ISSUES THAT MAY AND MITIGATE THE ISSUES THAT MAY
BE BEING RAISED WITH DISEASE AND BE BEING RAISED WITH DISEASE AND
THINGS LIKE THAT? THINGS LIKE THAT?
>>YES, SIR, OUR ROLE IS — AS >>YES, SIR, OUR ROLE IS — AS
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES HAS IN A DISASTER, IS SERVICES HAS IN A DISASTER, IS
WE WOULD RESPOND AS PART OF THE WE WOULD RESPOND AS PART OF THE
FEDERAL FAMILY UNDER WHAT IS FEDERAL FAMILY UNDER WHAT IS
CALLED THE EMERGENCY SUPPORT CALLED THE EMERGENCY SUPPORT
FUNCTIONS, SPECIFICALLY FUNCTIONS, SPECIFICALLY
EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTION EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTION
NUMBER EIGHT. NUMBER EIGHT.
WHAT WE WOULD DO IS WE WOULD WHAT WE WOULD DO IS WE WOULD
WORK WITH LOCAL AND STATE WORK WITH LOCAL AND STATE
RESPONDERS, EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT, HEALTH AND MEDICAL MANAGEMENT, HEALTH AND MEDICAL
PERSONNEL, AND IDENTIFY WHAT PERSONNEL, AND IDENTIFY WHAT
THEIR NEEDS ARE. THEIR NEEDS ARE.
AT THAT POINT WE WOULD LOOK AT THAT POINT WE WOULD LOOK
WITHIN THEIR FEDERAL WITHIN THEIR FEDERAL
CAPABILITIES TO DETERMINE IF WE CAPABILITIES TO DETERMINE IF WE
CAN PROVIDE A NEED THAT WOULD CAN PROVIDE A NEED THAT WOULD
FILL THE GAP THEY MAY HAVE HAD FILL THE GAP THEY MAY HAVE HAD
AFTER THE DISASTER. AFTER THE DISASTER.
>>YOUR TRAINING, YOU TOLD ME >>YOUR TRAINING, YOU TOLD ME
BEFORE WE CAME ON CAMERA IS IN BEFORE WE CAME ON CAMERA IS IN
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.
WHAT KIND OF ISSUES ARE RAISED WHAT KIND OF ISSUES ARE RAISED
IN THE DESIGN AND AFTERMATH THAT IN THE DESIGN AND AFTERMATH THAT
AFFECT THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AFFECT THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
ISSUES? ISSUES?
>>SPECIFICALLY IT DEALS WITH >>SPECIFICALLY IT DEALS WITH
THE — THE IMMEDIATE NEEDS AFTER THE — THE IMMEDIATE NEEDS AFTER
A DISASTER ARE TYPICALLY ACUTE A DISASTER ARE TYPICALLY ACUTE
CARE MEDICAL SUPPORT, PEOPLE WHO CARE MEDICAL SUPPORT, PEOPLE WHO
ARE INJURED. ARE INJURED.
BUT THEN AGAIN IF YOU HAVE LARGE BUT THEN AGAIN IF YOU HAVE LARGE
SHELTERED POPULATIONS OR HOMES SHELTERED POPULATIONS OR HOMES
THAT HAVE BEEN FLOODED, THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN FLOODED, THINGS
LIKE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES CAN LIKE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES CAN
SPREAD MORE RAPIDLY LIKE IN A SPREAD MORE RAPIDLY LIKE IN A
SHELTER WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE. SHELTER WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE.
ALSO HOMES THAT FLOODED COULD ALSO HOMES THAT FLOODED COULD
HAVE DAMAGE LIKE MOLD AND OTHER HAVE DAMAGE LIKE MOLD AND OTHER
ISSUES THAT WOULD REQUIRE SOME ISSUES THAT WOULD REQUIRE SOME
TYPE OF MITIGATION FOR PEOPLE TYPE OF MITIGATION FOR PEOPLE
BEFORE THEY WERE ABLE TO LIVE BEFORE THEY WERE ABLE TO LIVE
COMFORTABLY AND SAFELY WITHIN COMFORTABLY AND SAFELY WITHIN
THOSE HOMES. THOSE HOMES.
IN ADDITION, THE USEABLE POTABLE IN ADDITION, THE USEABLE POTABLE
WATER ISSUES WHERE THE WATER WATER ISSUES WHERE THE WATER
SYSTEM HAS BEEN IMPACTED DUE TO SYSTEM HAS BEEN IMPACTED DUE TO
THE DISASTER. THE DISASTER.
AND FEMA, OBVIOUSLY, THE STATE AND FEMA, OBVIOUSLY, THE STATE
MANAGEMENT EMERGENCY PARTNERS MANAGEMENT EMERGENCY PARTNERS
WOULD COME IN AND PROVIDE WOULD COME IN AND PROVIDE
DRINKING WATER UNTIL THE STATE DRINKING WATER UNTIL THE STATE
AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COULD GET AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COULD GET
THE DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS BACK THE DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS BACK
ON LINE. ON LINE.
>>ONE THING YOU MENTIONED, FOR >>ONE THING YOU MENTIONED, FOR
THE FIRST PART, THERE ARE LOCAL THE FIRST PART, THERE ARE LOCAL
AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE
AREAS. AREAS.
BUT WHAT ASSISTANCE AND AID DO BUT WHAT ASSISTANCE AND AID DO
YOU PROVIDE IN SUPPORT OF WHAT YOU PROVIDE IN SUPPORT OF WHAT
IS GOING ON AT THE LOCAL LEVEL? IS GOING ON AT THE LOCAL LEVEL?
>>IF THE LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH >>IF THE LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH
AGENCY, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS TOO AGENCY, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS TOO
MANY — TOO MUCH WORK FOR THEM MANY — TOO MUCH WORK FOR THEM
TO HANDLE AT THAT GIVEN MOMENT, TO HANDLE AT THAT GIVEN MOMENT,
WE CAN PROVIDE PERSONNEL, U.S. WE CAN PROVIDE PERSONNEL, U.S.
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE OFFICERS PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE OFFICERS
LIKE MYSELF AND CIVILIAN LIKE MYSELF AND CIVILIAN
PERSONNEL WHO COME IN AND PERSONNEL WHO COME IN AND
AUGMENT THEIR STAFF. AUGMENT THEIR STAFF.
AND WE’VE COME IN FOR LOCAL AND WE’VE COME IN FOR LOCAL
AGENCIES, TO GO OUT AND DO FOOD AGENCIES, TO GO OUT AND DO FOOD
SERVICE SANITATION, RESTAURANT SERVICE SANITATION, RESTAURANT
INSPECTIONS, POTABLE WATER INSPECTIONS, POTABLE WATER
INSPECTIONS, MOLD, THOSE TYPE OF INSPECTIONS, MOLD, THOSE TYPE OF
THINGS THAT WE COME IN AND HELP THINGS THAT WE COME IN AND HELP
THEM ON A TEMPORARY BASIS. THEM ON A TEMPORARY BASIS.
>>WHAT KINDS OF DEPLOYMENTS ARE>>WHAT KINDS OF DEPLOYMENTS ARE
UNDER WAY RIGHT NOW IN ARIZONA UNDER WAY RIGHT NOW IN ARIZONA
IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPERATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPERATION
THAT YOU OVERSEE? THAT YOU OVERSEE?
>>WE DON’T HAVE AT THIS MOMENT >>WE DON’T HAVE AT THIS MOMENT
ANY DEPLOYMENTS IN THE STATE OF ANY DEPLOYMENTS IN THE STATE OF
ARIZONA. ARIZONA.
>>WHICH IS A GOOD THING. >>WHICH IS A GOOD THING.
>>WHICH IS A GREAT THING. >>WHICH IS A GREAT THING.
AND WE WORK CLOSELY WITH OUR AND WE WORK CLOSELY WITH OUR
PARTNERS AT BOTH ARIZONA AND PARTNERS AT BOTH ARIZONA AND
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT. MANAGEMENT.
AND ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF AND ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH. HEALTH.
AND THOSE THAT ARE VITAL AND THOSE THAT ARE VITAL
PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE HAVE, WE PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE HAVE, WE
HAVE WITH THOSE FOLKS TO HAVE WITH THOSE FOLKS TO
IDENTIFY NEEDS. IDENTIFY NEEDS.
TO PLAN WITH THEM FOR DISASTERS. TO PLAN WITH THEM FOR DISASTERS.
AND TO PROVIDE THEM ANYTHING AND TO PROVIDE THEM ANYTHING
THAT THEY MAY NEED OF WHICH WE THAT THEY MAY NEED OF WHICH WE
CAN PROVIDE THAT CAPABILITY TO CAN PROVIDE THAT CAPABILITY TO
THEM. THEM.
>>ARE WE PREPARED FOR DISASTER >>ARE WE PREPARED FOR DISASTER
IN OUR CITY, COUNTY, OR THE IN OUR CITY, COUNTY, OR THE
STATE? STATE?
THREE OF OUR GUESTS GIVE A MIXED THREE OF OUR GUESTS GIVE A MIXED
RESPONSE. RESPONSE.
>>FROM A PREPAREDNESS POINT OF >>FROM A PREPAREDNESS POINT OF
VIEW, FIRST OF ALL, VIEW, FIRST OF ALL,
ORGANIZATIONALLY AND ORGANIZATIONALLY AND
GOVERNMENTALLY, IS ARIZONA READY GOVERNMENTALLY, IS ARIZONA READY
FOR A DISASTER? FOR A DISASTER?
>>ABSOLUTELY. >>ABSOLUTELY.
AND I WOULD SAY THAT — WHAT I AND I WOULD SAY THAT — WHAT I
MEAN BY THAT, YES, ABSOLUTELY, MEAN BY THAT, YES, ABSOLUTELY,
IS THAT THEY’RE ORGANIZED. IS THAT THEY’RE ORGANIZED.
THEY’RE EXPERIENCED. THEY’RE EXPERIENCED.
THEY HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN THEY HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN
THE RIGHT PLACE TO MAKE THE RIGHT PLACE TO MAKE
DECISIONS. DECISIONS.
BUT QUITE HONESTLY, NO ONE BUT QUITE HONESTLY, NO ONE
ENTITY CAN BEAR — AND SHOULDER ENTITY CAN BEAR — AND SHOULDER
THE CHALLENGE OF A LARGE SCALE THE CHALLENGE OF A LARGE SCALE
EVENT. EVENT.
NO GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY CERTAINLY NO GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY CERTAINLY
CAN EITHER AT THE LOCAL, STATE CAN EITHER AT THE LOCAL, STATE
OR FEDERAL LEVEL. OR FEDERAL LEVEL.
WE ALL NEED TO BE PART OF THAT WE ALL NEED TO BE PART OF THAT
TEAM. TEAM.
AND WE ALL NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND WE ALL NEED TO COME TOGETHER
TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACTS TO THOSE TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACTS TO THOSE
DISASTER SURVIVORS AND IMPACTED DISASTER SURVIVORS AND IMPACTED
COMMUNITIES. COMMUNITIES.
SO WHILE THEY’RE READY, THEY’RE SO WHILE THEY’RE READY, THEY’RE
READY TO WORK TOGETHER, THEY’RE READY TO WORK TOGETHER, THEY’RE
READY, AND ORGANIZED IN A WAY READY, AND ORGANIZED IN A WAY
THAT IF THEY NEED FEDERAL THAT IF THEY NEED FEDERAL
SUPPORT WE CAN INTEGRATE THAT SUPPORT WE CAN INTEGRATE THAT
FEDERAL SUPPORT INTO THEIR FEDERAL SUPPORT INTO THEIR
OPERATIONS BECAUSE AGAIN, AS YOU OPERATIONS BECAUSE AGAIN, AS YOU
SAID, ALVL THE EVENTS ARE LOCAL SAID, ALVL THE EVENTS ARE LOCAL
>>AND AGAIN, IS THE INDIVIDUAL >>AND AGAIN, IS THE INDIVIDUAL
CITIZEN PREPARED? CITIZEN PREPARED?
FIRST OF ALL, AWARE OF THE NEED FIRST OF ALL, AWARE OF THE NEED
FOR PREPAREDNESS, AND THEN FOR PREPAREDNESS, AND THEN
TAKING ACTION TO BE PREPARED? TAKING ACTION TO BE PREPARED?
>>YOU KNOW, MIKE, I WOULD SAY >>YOU KNOW, MIKE, I WOULD SAY
THAT THAT IS REALLY OUR THAT THAT IS REALLY OUR
ACHILLE’S HEEL. ACHILLE’S HEEL.
AS INDIVIDUAL AND HOUSEHOLD AS INDIVIDUAL AND HOUSEHOLD
PREPAREDNESS, BUSINESS PREPAREDNESS, BUSINESS
PREPAREDNESS IN TERMS WE S OF FE PREPAREDNESS IN TERMS WE S OF FE
BUSINESSES AND PREPAREDNESS, AND BUSINESSES AND PREPAREDNESS, AND
CONTINUITY FOR THEIR BUSINESSES. CONTINUITY FOR THEIR BUSINESSES.
DO THEY HAVE A PLAN TO MAKE SURE DO THEY HAVE A PLAN TO MAKE SURE
THEY CAN GET UP AND OPERATIONAL THEY CAN GET UP AND OPERATIONAL
IN AN ALTERNATE SPACE IF THEY IN AN ALTERNATE SPACE IF THEY
NEEDED TO? NEEDED TO?
AND CONVERSELY, TO THE AND CONVERSELY, TO THE
INDIVIDUALS AND HOMEOWNERS. INDIVIDUALS AND HOMEOWNERS.
DO THEY HAVE A COMMUNICATION DO THEY HAVE A COMMUNICATION
PLAN? PLAN?
IF THEIR PARENTS ARE SEPARATED IF THEIR PARENTS ARE SEPARATED
FROM CHILDREN DURING THE DAY, FROM CHILDREN DURING THE DAY,
SOMETHING HAPPENED DURING THE SOMETHING HAPPENED DURING THE
DAY, HOW WOULD THEY COMMUNICATE? DAY, HOW WOULD THEY COMMUNICATE?
KNOWING THEIR RISK OF THEIR KNOWING THEIR RISK OF THEIR
COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY.
WHAT KINDS OF RISK DOES A WHAT KINDS OF RISK DOES A
CERTAIN COMMUNITY HAVE, THEIR CERTAIN COMMUNITY HAVE, THEIR
COMMUNITY HAVE. COMMUNITY HAVE.
WHO IS IN CHARGE? WHO IS IN CHARGE?
HOW WILL THEY GET THEIR HOW WILL THEY GET THEIR
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
INFORMATION. INFORMATION.
AND THEN TO GET A KIT, HOPEFULLY AND THEN TO GET A KIT, HOPEFULLY
THAT — FOLKS ARE PREPARING FOR THAT — FOLKS ARE PREPARING FOR
THREE TO FIVE DAYS WITH WATER, THREE TO FIVE DAYS WITH WATER,
FOOD, MEDICATION, THINGS TO FOOD, MEDICATION, THINGS TO
SUPPORT THEIR PETS IF THEY HAVE SUPPORT THEIR PETS IF THEY HAVE
THEM. THEM.
AND CERTAINLY TO BE PREPARED SO AND CERTAINLY TO BE PREPARED SO
THAT THE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES THAT THE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES
CAN FOCUS ON THOSE INDIVIDUALS CAN FOCUS ON THOSE INDIVIDUALS
WHO ARE HURT, NEED RESCUE, AND WHO ARE HURT, NEED RESCUE, AND
THEY DON’T DRAW FROM THOSE THEY DON’T DRAW FROM THOSE
LIMITED RESOURCES AT THE TIME OF LIMITED RESOURCES AT THE TIME OF
AN EVENT. AN EVENT.
BUT IT IS A CHALLENGE THAT WE BUT IT IS A CHALLENGE THAT WE
ALL ACROSS THE REGION NINE AND ALL ACROSS THE REGION NINE AND
NATIONALLY STRUGGLE WITH AS NATIONALLY STRUGGLE WITH AS
INDIVIDUAL PREPAREDNESS. INDIVIDUAL PREPAREDNESS.
>>WHAT SENSE DO YOU HAVE THAT >>WHAT SENSE DO YOU HAVE THAT
PEOPLE ARE PREPARED FOR PEOPLE ARE PREPARED FOR
EMERGENCIES ON THE INDIVIDUAL OR EMERGENCIES ON THE INDIVIDUAL OR
BUSINESS LEVEL? BUSINESS LEVEL?
>>THAT IS THE MESSAGE THAT >>THAT IS THE MESSAGE THAT
WE’RE ACTUALLY TRYING TO GET OUT WE’RE ACTUALLY TRYING TO GET OUT
TO MOST OF OUR PUBLIC. TO MOST OF OUR PUBLIC.
WE HAVE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB WE HAVE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB
OF ENSURING THE PREPAREDNESS OF ENSURING THE PREPAREDNESS
INITIATIVES ARE BEING BROUGHT INITIATIVES ARE BEING BROUGHT
FORTH TO THE COMMUNITY. FORTH TO THE COMMUNITY.
BUT WE CAN ALWAYS DO BETTER, THE BUT WE CAN ALWAYS DO BETTER, THE
STATE OF ARIZONA ALSO HAS AN STATE OF ARIZONA ALSO HAS AN
EMERGENCY COOKOFF PROGRAM WHERE EMERGENCY COOKOFF PROGRAM WHERE
THEY’RE COMPETING WITH DIFFERENT THEY’RE COMPETING WITH DIFFERENT
STATES ABOUT WHAT TO ACTUALLY STATES ABOUT WHAT TO ACTUALLY
PUT INTO YOUR EMERGENCY PUT INTO YOUR EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS KITS. PREPAREDNESS KITS.
SO WE’RE DOING BETTER, BUT WE SO WE’RE DOING BETTER, BUT WE
STILL GOT A LITTLE BIT OF WAYS STILL GOT A LITTLE BIT OF WAYS
TO GO. TO GO.
THE MESSAGE OF PREPAREDNESS THE MESSAGE OF PREPAREDNESS
STILL HAS TO GET OUT THERE TO STILL HAS TO GET OUT THERE TO
OUR COMMUNITY. OUR COMMUNITY.
>>WE WORK VERY HARD TO PLAN, TO>>WE WORK VERY HARD TO PLAN, TO
EXERCISE AND TRAIN TO PREPARE EXERCISE AND TRAIN TO PREPARE
FOR ANY SUCH EVENT. FOR ANY SUCH EVENT.
WE LOOK TO IDENTIFY THE WE LOOK TO IDENTIFY THE
CASCADING IMPACTS AND WHAT WE CASCADING IMPACTS AND WHAT WE
WOULD DO TO RESPOND TO THOSE WOULD DO TO RESPOND TO THOSE
IMPACTS. IMPACTS.
COLLECTIVELY WITH ALL OF OUR COLLECTIVELY WITH ALL OF OUR
PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THAT PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THAT
PLANNING PROCESS. PLANNING PROCESS.
AND THAT TRAINING AND EXERCISE AND THAT TRAINING AND EXERCISE
ELEMENT. ELEMENT.
>>WHAT ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL >>WHAT ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL
ARIZONA RESIDENT? ARIZONA RESIDENT?
IS HE OR SHE READY? IS HE OR SHE READY?
>>IT IS CRITICAL THAT EACH >>IT IS CRITICAL THAT EACH
INDIVIDUAL IS PREPARED TO INDIVIDUAL IS PREPARED TO
SUPPORT THEIR FAMILY IN TIMES OF SUPPORT THEIR FAMILY IN TIMES OF
EMERGENCY, AND TO BE PREPARED EMERGENCY, AND TO BE PREPARED
WITH A PLAN, A KIT, AND TO BE WITH A PLAN, A KIT, AND TO BE
INFORMED OF WHAT HAZARDS THEY INFORMED OF WHAT HAZARDS THEY
FACE WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITY. FACE WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITY.
SO IF THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF SO IF THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF
THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY FOR
AT LEAST A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AT LEAST A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME
THAT ALLOWS THOSE FIRST THAT ALLOWS THOSE FIRST
RESPONDERS TO ADDRESS THE RESPONDERS TO ADDRESS THE
BROADER PICTURE, AND THEN COME BROADER PICTURE, AND THEN COME
BACK AROUND AND SUPPORT THOSE BACK AROUND AND SUPPORT THOSE
INDIVIDUALS, AS WELL. INDIVIDUALS, AS WELL.
YOU KNOW, IT IS JUST LIKE THE YOU KNOW, IT IS JUST LIKE THE
KIDS ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL KIDS ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL
RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW.
AND SO THEY’RE GOING TO BE AND SO THEY’RE GOING TO BE
PARTICIPATING IN FIRE DRILLS AT PARTICIPATING IN FIRE DRILLS AT
THEIR SCHOOL, WHEN WAS THE LAST THEIR SCHOOL, WHEN WAS THE LAST
TIME YOU HAD A FIRE DRILL IN TIME YOU HAD A FIRE DRILL IN
YOUR HOME? YOUR HOME?
SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU
NEED TO PLAN FOR, AND TALK ABOUT NEED TO PLAN FOR, AND TALK ABOUT
AS A FAMILY. AS A FAMILY.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN CERTAIN WHAT DO YOU DO IN CERTAIN
SITUATIONS AND WHERE YOU KNOW, SITUATIONS AND WHERE YOU KNOW,
IF YOU HAD TO EVACUATE YOUR HOME IF YOU HAD TO EVACUATE YOUR HOME
WHERE IS THE MEETING PLACE? WHERE IS THE MEETING PLACE?
WHERE IS THE CENTRAL MEETING WHERE IS THE CENTRAL MEETING
PLACE? PLACE?
HAVE YOU UPDATED THE CONTACT HAVE YOU UPDATED THE CONTACT
INFORMATION WITHIN YOUR CHILD’S INFORMATION WITHIN YOUR CHILD’S
BACKPACK? BACKPACK?
YOU KNOW, WHO IS THE CRITICAL YOU KNOW, WHO IS THE CRITICAL
POINT OF CONTACT, IF MOM OR DAD POINT OF CONTACT, IF MOM OR DAD
IS NOT AVAILABLE? IS NOT AVAILABLE?
WHO IS THAT NEXT PERSON IN LINE? WHO IS THAT NEXT PERSON IN LINE?
SO THAT IS INFORMATION THAT YOU SO THAT IS INFORMATION THAT YOU
NEED TO TALK ABOUT, AS A FAMILY. NEED TO TALK ABOUT, AS A FAMILY.
AND OUR ARIZONA INFORMATION AND OUR ARIZONA INFORMATION
NETWORK HAS INFORMATION ABOUT NETWORK HAS INFORMATION ABOUT
PREPAREDNESS, ABOUT PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS, ABOUT PERSONAL
PREPAREDNESS AND BUILDING A KIT, PREPAREDNESS AND BUILDING A KIT,
WHAT ITEMS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN WHAT ITEMS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN
THE KIT, DEVELOPING A PLAN, AND THE KIT, DEVELOPING A PLAN, AND
WE ENCOURAGE ALL PEOPLE IN WE ENCOURAGE ALL PEOPLE IN
ARIZONA TO TAKE THAT ACTION. ARIZONA TO TAKE THAT ACTION.
>>ALL OF THAT MEANS WE HAVE >>ALL OF THAT MEANS WE HAVE
WORK TO DO. WORK TO DO.
TO HELP, WE PUT A LINK TO THE TO HELP, WE PUT A LINK TO THE
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEBSITE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEBSITE
WITH STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS WITH STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
ON WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE DOING ON WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE DOING
ON OUR WEBSITE, AZTM.ORG. ON OUR WEBSITE, AZTM.ORG.
THAT IS OUR PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY THAT IS OUR PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY
AUGUST 9th, 2013. AUGUST 9th, 2013.
FOR ARIZONA WEEK, MICHAEL FOR ARIZONA WEEK, MICHAEL
CHIHAK. CHIHAK.
>>PRODUCTION OF ARIZONA WEEK IS>>PRODUCTION OF ARIZONA WEEK IS
MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A GRANT MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A GRANT
FROM THE STONEWALL FOUNDATION FROM THE STONEWALL FOUNDATION
AND BY THE MEMBERS OF ARIZONA AND BY THE MEMBERS OF ARIZONA
PUBLIC MEDIA. PUBLIC MEDIA.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED
SUPPORT.

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