Emergency Preparedness

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The city of Scottsdale’s Emergency Manager oversees the city’s preparation for disasters and emergencies and coordinates large-scale emergency responses.

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Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Office of Emergency Management

Emergency Manager

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Emergency Resources

Partners and Resources

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Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.

For more information on emergency preparation go to Ready.gov

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The Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN) is the State of Arizona's official source for emergency updates, preparedness and hazard information, and related resources. AzEIN has been a public service of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs(link is external) Public Information Office since 2005.

For more information about AzEIN ein.az.gov

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The Scottsdale Office of Emergency Management has partnered with the National Weather Service to improve the nation's readiness against extreme weather, water and climate events.

For more information about Weather-Ready Nation go to weather.gov/wrn

Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ and the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ logo are trademarks of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, used with permission.


National Weather Service: Storm Spotter Class

Adult volunteers are community minded individuals, who understand they play an essential role in providing storm information to the National Weather Service. Anyone can be a spotter and we encourage those who like to pay attention to the weather to become involved.

Reports and Documents

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Maricopa County and the 25 incorporated city and towns and 2 tribes located within the county have joined forces to review and update the existing 2015 Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The goal of mitigation planning is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from natural hazard events. Mitigation is not how we respond to emergencies like floods and wildfires, but rather how we as a community prevent the impact of such things in the first place.

The mitigation planning process involves identifying and profiling the natural hazards most likely to occur in a community, assessing the vulnerability to these hazards, and establishing goals, actions, and projects that mitigate the associated risks. The update of this mitigation plan will also ensure continued eligibility for both emergency and non-emergency, federal and state hazard mitigation grants.

The multi-jurisdictional planning team has prepared a draft of the 2021 Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. A digital copy of the draft plan can be obtained by visiting the Maricopa County website. Interested community members can also email EMHS - Emergency Manager.