Emergency Preparedness

Pima County Office of Emergency Management, opens a new window
130 W. Congress, B-Level
Tucson, AZ 85701
Works with emergency preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation in Pima County.

Pima County Health Department, opens a new window
3950 S Country Club Rd Suite 100 Tucson, AZ 85714 520-724-7770
Pima Co. Health Dept. on Twitter, opens a new window
Pima County Public Health Department is a source of information on public health emergency situations in Pima County.

Pima County Community Emergency Response Team, opens a new window 520-794-9300

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) prepares citizens to meet their own needs as well as the needs of family members, neighbors and co-workers in the event of an emergency. The Pima County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security collaborates with cities, towns, Indian Nations, fire districts and volunteer fire departments, hospitals and other private and public agencies in Pima County to coordinate and promote this CERT training to businesses, neighborhoods and citizens throughout the county. CERT training is free to the public.

Arizona Department of Homeland Security, opens a new window
1700 W. Washington St. Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85007
The website of the Arizona Department for Homeland Security provides information on what to do before, during, and after different types of emergencies, as well as links to other regional emergency resources. Preparedness for residents., opens a new window

Arizona Emergency Information Network (AZEIN), opens a new window
Arizona Division of Emergency Management
5636 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Get Prepared, opens a new window
AZEIN on Twitter, opens a new window
AZEIN on Facebook, opens a new window
According to AZEIN.gov, “[t]he Arizona Emergency Information Network (AZEIN) was created to provide Arizonans with real-time updates during an emergency or disaster.” Updates are released via its organizational website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

Just in Case Arizona!, opens a new window
Just in Case Arizona is a project of the Arizona Department of Health Services, and provides emergency preparedness instructions, checklists, and emergency survival tips for Arizona residents.

American Red Cross - Southern Arizona, opens a new window
2916 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone (520) 318-6740
National: 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
Through the Red Cross of Southern Arizona, you can take emergency response classes or find out how to make an emergency kit and set an emergency plan.

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), opens a new window
P.O. Box 10055
Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055
1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
1 800-462-7585 (TDD)
FEMA maintains an online clearinghouse for information about disaster preparedness, post-event assistance, and how to help others who may be affected by disasters or adverse events worldwide.

Find the information you need by calling the library's Infoline at 520-791-4010 or by sending your question to Askalibrarian.