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4 Phases of Emregency Management CyclePreparedness

Preparedness efforts are put in place before an emergency or disaster strikes.  As an emergency management program we develop emergency plans, provide training to personnel and test plans through disaster exercises.  As members of the community this is the time for you to get informed, make a plan, build a kit and get involved.   

Response

Response involves the coordination of emergency responders and critical resources to first and foremost save lives and protect property and the environment. During times of large emergencies and disasters these activities are coordinated through an emergency operations center with guidance established in the City of Avondale Emergency Operations Plan.   

Emergency Management Cycle1Recovery

Recovery takes place immediately following the response phase of a disaster when life safety concerns have been addressed and immediate concerns for public safety have been mitigated.  Recovery begins the process of rebuilding the community by replacing damaged roads and bridges, fixing private and public property and working with human service agencies to address the ongoing needs of individuals and families impacted by the event.   

Mitigation

Mitigation activities are designed to reduce or eliminate the effects of a disaster in the community.  Examples include developing flood control measures by elevating roads, installing culverts and reviewing planning/zoning requirements.  Mitigation efforts sometimes take place long before a disaster strikes as part of a risk analysis for a community, but often are identified immediately following emergency or disaster situations.  These types of projects typically involve long term planning for implementation.

Troy Lutrick - Emergency Management Officer

1825 N. 107th Dr 
Avondale AZ 85392 
Phone: 623-333-6000
Email: tlutrick@avondaleaz.gov

Household Emergencies

For after-hours water and sewer emergencies, please call (623) 333-4400.

Ready Maricopa Smartphone App

https://www.maricopa.gov/4734/Mobile-App

Power Outages

  • APS: 602-371-7171
  • SRP: 602-236-8888

National and State Alerts

 

 

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