Emergency Management Division

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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.

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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!