Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
The Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the response activities of county agencies. Maricopa County has established a multi-hazard, functional plan that treats emergency management activities generally with the unique aspects of individual disasters contained in hazard specific annexes. It describes the emergency organization and the means of coordination with other entities. It assigns functional responsibilities and details tasks to be carried out as accurately as permitted by the situation. The Maricopa County EOP is reviewed and revised annually. It is for official use only and is not distributed to the general public.
Continuity of Operations Plan/Continuity of Government (COOP/COG)
Continuity planning provides a framework in which Maricopa County departments can plan for and perform their respective essential functions during a disruption, disaster or emergency event. It establishes policy and guidance to ensure the execution of the essential functions for departments in the event that an emergency threatens or incapacitates operations; and the relocation of selected personnel and functions of any essential facilities of department are required. Emergency Management has purchased web-based software to assist in the development of Continuity of Operations Planning for all County departments and jurisdictions within Maricopa County. Administrators can access their COOP at MaricopaRegionPrepares.com. Emergency Management's COOP is reviewed and revised annually. COOPs are for official use only and are not distributed to the general public.
Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)
The Maricopa County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (MCCWPP) was developed in response to the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (HFRA) for at-risks communities and unincorporated areas in Maricopa County. Maricopa County and 44 partner agencies and communities participated in this planning endeavor. The CWPP establishes a framework to help local governments, fire departments, districts and residents identify at-risk public and private lands to better protect those lands from severe wildfire threat. A working group made up of the Core Team Members will meet every 6 months to assess the progress of the CWPP. The CWPP is reviewed and revised every 5 years and is available to the general public.
Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP)
Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP) Opens a New Window. reduces the risk to people and property, and reduces the cost of recovering from a disaster. A hazard mitigation plan can help communities become more sustainable and disaster-resistant by focusing efforts on the hazards, disaster-prone areas and identifying appropriate mitigation actions. Effective mitigation planning and efforts can break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The MJHMP is reviewed and revised every 5 years and is available to the general public.
Palo Verde Generating Station Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
The State of Arizona and Maricopa County prepare and maintain a joint emergency response plan for the Palo Verde Generating Station (PVGS) to ensure a coordinated response to protect the public from the effects of radiation exposure in the event of an incident. The ERP is reviewed and revised annually. It is for official use only and is not distributed to the public.
MCDEM 2024-2026 Strategic Plan
The Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management Strategic Plan 2024-2026 was developed to meet the vision of comprehensive county-wide emergency management efforts through a multi-year strategy in coordination with key emergency management stakeholders. This plan includes overarching missions, strategic goals, objectives, milestones, and overall methods of implementation.
The Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management Strategic Plan 2024-2026 provides a framework for supporting the community before, during, and after disasters and improving the department's execution of its fundamental mission to ensure a safe and resilient community for all residents. Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management (MCDEM) is committed to developing a coordinated and cooperative program that engages the "whole community" in all efforts possible to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from all hazards.