Pima County, Ariz. (Feb. 29, 2012) – Pima County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is the host of a workshop in Tucson Friday, March 2, aimed at coordinating preparedness training activities in Southern Arizona.
The event, which is not open to the public, will result in the development of a multi-year training exercise and event plan for emergency services and homeland security operations in Yuma, Santa Cruz, Cochise and Pima counties.
The counties work with each other to coordinate their incident command training, hazardous materials response and decontamination training, counterterrorism training and other activities related to homeland security and mass disaster preparation.
Representatives of military and federal agencies, utilities, private sector services and suppliers, tribal agencies, hospitals and volunteer organizations active in disaster response will take part in the “Partnership for Preparedness” workshop.
The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tucson Electric Power headquarters, 88 E. Broadway Blvd.
Among the types of events that are conducted by the counties is a full-scale, rapid-response training exercise set for April 18. In this exercise, Pima County responders will be deployed to Santa Cruz County to take part in a mock anti-terror event.