Tucson Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

September is National Preparedness Month! Visit https://www.ready.gov/september for more info.

Comment period is open for the current 2012 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Tucson is actively participating in the collaborative working group updating the 2017 Pima County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan, which was drafted in 2012 and is updated every 5 years, is used to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with potential disasters and to develop long-term strategies for mitigating these risks in order to protect the people of Tucson.

The public will have the opportunity to comment on the current plan as well as the final draft of the updated plan. The comment period has begun for the current plan. The 2012 plan, and more information about the process, is available at our website.

Comments may be submitted through an electronic form located on the Pima County website.

Once plan revisions are complete, the final draft will be made available for review and comment, so please check back regularly. You may also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

If you have questions, please contact our Emergency Management Coordinator Nicolas Siemsen.


Founded in 2007, the Tucson Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (TOEMHS) is a combined effort of the Tucson Fire Department and Tucson Police Department, under the auspices of the City Manager's office and under the direction of Fire Chief Jim Critchley and Police Chief Chris Magnus. The vision statement of the TOEMHS is as follows:

The TOEMHS seeks to promote a safer, less vulnerable community in the City of Tucson, with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.

View the video below, provided by the national Ready campaign, to hear the stories of several citizens around the country who survived three recent natural disasters. Stories like these are why we at TOEMHS do what we do to help the City and its citizens prepare.