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 Roberto Villaseñor. 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.