​​​​​​​​​​​OHSEM About Us​​​​​


A prepared and resilient city that empowers the Whole Community. ​


Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.


Who Are We?

We are a small but mighty group of emergency management professionals who seek to promote safer, less vulnerable communities. 


What Do We Do?

Our office leads the City of Phoenix in collaborative and coordinated emergency efforts before, during and after an emergency​​.  The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management prepares plans and procedures for responding to natural disasters and other emergencies.  We help lead the response during and after emergencies, often coordinating with public safety officials, elected officials, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

​​​OHSEM Organizational Chart

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Brent Olson, CEM

Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management​ Director


200 W. Washington St
14th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Us:

Fax: (602)534-9202​
TTY: 7-1-1 Friendly