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The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is committed to a secure and resilient city that empowers the Whole Community.


We are the lighthouse for the City of Phoenix, guiding the way through any "storm" that comes our way. Our light is always on.

Director, Lisa Jones

 Lisa L. Jones was appointed as Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in 2016.  She orchestrates the City’s efforts to integrate the whole community in order to plan and prepare for emergencies, coordinate disaster response and recovery, and facilitate public information and warning. Prior to her appointment, she led the Phoenix Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services section and was responsible for the training, evaluation and performance of over 1600 EMT’s and Paramedics. During her 23 years of public safety with the City, she has held the positions of Firefighter to Deputy Chief and various specialties to include Emergency Paramedic and Technical Rescue Technician.

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Phoenix is StormReady

City officials announce StormReady initiative

Storm ready - national weather service logoThe City of Phoenix was officially recognized and designated as "StormReady" by the National Weather Service. The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management diligently serves the community to ensure the Whole Community is prepared for extreme weather and water events. The City of Phoenix earned the StormReady designation by establishing partnerships and proactively preparing and planning for known weather vulnerabilities that threaten the community. 


City earns American Red Cross Good Neighbor Award

April 29, 2017 

The City of Phoenix was honored by the American Red Cross Greater Phoenix with their Good Neighbor Award. The City of Phoenix and the American Red Cross has partnered in new ways to make homes safer and better prepare the community to meet the needs of people affected by disaster. 

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Are you prepared for summer Phoenix?

There are many hazards associated with summertime in Arizona. Have you done everything you can to prepare yourself and loved ones for a safe summer? Access the National Weather Service's Summer Safety Page for helpful information and tips.