Emergency Management Division

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When a state highway closure or other major traffic event occurs, the free app available at az511.com will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.

BackBone Fire: 
Phone: 928-362-4088

Telegraph Fire:
Phone: 480-608-2054 
Calls are answered from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

USFS Tonto National Forest updates both fires here https://www.facebook.com/TontoNationalForest

2021 Southern Gila County CWPP: 
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CWPP Southern Gila County

2021 Northern Gila County CWPP: 
Click to enlarge(CWPP) Northern Gila County

For a printed copy of the survey please print and mail to: 
Gila County Health and Emergency Management, Attn: Celena Cates; EM/PHEP planner. 
Scan and email to ccates@gilacountyaz.gov; or
Fax to  (928) 425-8817
Click image to print survey for mailing: 
Printed Survey_SGC CWPP_051821_Page_1

What is Emergency Management? Gila County Emergency Alert Program

Emergency Management is a system of plans designed to handle, or manage, large-scale emergencies and disasters. These can be natural, technological or man-made. Emergency Management can be divided into four parts or phases: mitigation (prevention), preparedness, response and recovery. Actions are taken not only to prevent or reduce the frequency of disasters, but also to reduce the impacts of disasters. In the event that a disaster does occur, Emergency Management acts to coordinate response personnel and resources to address immediate damage and assists in recovery efforts to return the community back to its pre-disaster state.

Watch The Essential Emergency Manager video by the NY-NJ-CT-PA Regional Catastrophic Planning Team for a great description of how Emergency Management works.

Gila County has partnered with mass notifications provider Everbridge to provide immediate alerts of hazards and emergencies in your specific area. Be informed of all late-breaking events with any combination of voice, email, or text message.

Click here to sign-up with Everbridge today!

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Contact Us
The Gila County Emergency Operations Center manages the coordination of resources and personnel  before, during and after an emergency or disaster.

  - Planning, Training & Exercise

  - Response

  - Recovery

  - Mitigation

Office of Emergency Management

5515 S. Apache Ave., Ste 400

PH: (928) 402-8789

Email: emsdept@gilacountyaz.gov

 Emergency Management Plans
 Gila County 2019 Emergency Operations Plan [PDF]
 Gila County 2019 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan [PDF
 Northern Gila County Community Wildfire Protection Plan [
 Southern Gila County Community Wildfire Protection Plan [PDF]
Be Prepared! Plan ahead! Stay Informed! Take Action! Visit ReadyGila.com; the Official Preparedness Website for residents of Gila County!