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Queen Creek Fire & Medical encourages residents to be prepared to care for your family for at least 72 hours after a disaster. With just a few simple steps you may be able to save yourself and your family when a disaster strikes.


Be Informed
Find out what potential disasters may affect you. In Queen Creek, it could be flooding or thunderstorms and lightning. During a disaster, information is important for survival. Keep a battery powered radio in case the power goes out to stay connected with emergency broadcasts.

Make a Plan
Plan in advance what you will do for the most likely emergencies. Your plan should include a family communication plan, a shelter in place plan, as well as the action steps you will take when disasters are imminent.

Get a Kit
Think of everything you might need if you take shelter at home for 72 hours to create a disaster supplies kit. The list of items doesn’t need to be extensive, but plan to have those items handy. Consider a smaller kit that you can leave in your office or car or take with you in case of an evacuation.

Taking these steps and you will make your family safer, maybe even save your lives, during the next disaster. For more information, please contact Queen Creek Fire & Medical at 480-358-3360


Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Town of Queen Creek has joined forces with Maricopa County and other jurisdictions around the Valley to review and update the existing multi-hazard mitigation plans and consolidate them into one multi-jurisdictional, multi-hazard mitigation plan.  A final draft of the 2015 Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (PLAN) is now available for review and comment.

The goal of this mitigation planning effort is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from natural hazard events.  Mitigation is not how we respond to emergencies like floods and wildfires, but rather how we as a community might lessen or even prevent the impact of such things in the first place.

The mitigation planning process involved identifying and profiling the natural hazards most likely to occur in a community, assessing the vulnerability to these hazards, and establishing goals, actions, and projects that mitigate the associated risks.  The update of this mitigation PLAN will also ensure the community’s continued eligibility for non-emergency, federal hazard mitigation grants.

Residents are highly encouraged to review the updated PLAN and offer comments.  For more information, please visit the multi-jurisdictional planning website at Maricopa County website.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Joe LaFortune

Emergency Management Coordinator

Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department

480-358-3502

joe.lafortune@queencreek.org

or

Andrew Brady, Emergency Services Planner

Maricopa County Emergency Management

602-273-1411

andrewbrady@mail.maricopa.gov