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15th Annual Yuma Area Ammonia Safety Training Day for Public Safety

This will be a tabletop exercise involving communities with the potential of having an ammonia release from a facility which has large quantity of ammonia on site.  This will be an opportunity to evaluate the reporting of facilities, their response in coordination with a response by first responders in a coordinated effort to mitigate the potential for the loss of life, injury and damage to facilities.  This exercise is to provide participants with an opportunity to evaluate how a Facility Chemical Emergency Response Plan (FCERP) works in conjunction with the Community Chemical Emergency Response Plan (CCERP) for a response to a chemical emergency in “River City”. Participants will use make critical decisions, notifications, and engaging protective measures to save lives and protect public health and safety. The capabilities listed here have been selected by the USEPA Region 9 Chemical Emergency Prevention and Preparedness Exercise Planning Team. These capabilities provide the foundation for development of the exercise design objectives and scenario. The purpose of this exercise is to measure and validate local, state, and federal performance of these capabilities and their associated critical tasks.


One Day – Two Topics!

  • Fire Officer’s Legal Tool Box
  • Digital Imagery and Social Media Challenges in the Fire Service

One Day – Two Topics!
 Presented by: J. Curtis Varone

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  • Morning Session: Fire Officer’s Toolbox
  • Afternoon Session: Digital Imagery and Social Media Challenges in the Fire Service

Offered: February 12, 2019 (Mesa Public Safety Training Facility, 3260 N. 40th St., Mesa, AZ 85215)

Offered: February 13, 2019 (Tucson Fire Central, 300 S. Fire Central Pl., Tucson, AZ 85701)

This course is open to all current and future Fire Officers including, Chiefs, Captains, and other company officers. The course will also benefit Human Resource Analysts, Attorneys, Social Media Admins and Department photographer/videographers.

*Lunch is included.

Cost: $109 for AFCA members/ $129 for non-members

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AZDOHS – State Homeland Security Grant Program Application Information

AZDOHS Stakeholders,

State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) applications are currently being accepted. The deadline to submit an application for funding consideration is Friday, December 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Late applications will not be accepted. If you have projects that have a terrorism nexus, we would encourage you to apply.

You may access the application at https://azdohs.gov/user if you have an existing account. Otherwise, you can register for an account at https://azdohs.gov/applicant/register.

Helpful information regarding the application process can be found on the State Homeland Security Grant Program webpage at: http://azdohs.gov/shsgp.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to your Strategic Planner should you have any questions about account access or the application process.

Midterm Election Results (not finalized)

Revised report. Prop 127 count was reported incorrectly in original report.

A summary of midterm election results impacting the Arizona fire service and fire districts are listed. Election returns reflect 99% of precincts reporting. A total of 1,739,186 ballots were cast with a record midterm voter turnout of 46.80%.

  • Governor Doug Ducey (R) easily won reelection over challenger David Garcia (D).
  • The Arizona Senate will remain a 17-13 GOP advantage as neither party gained seats. The Democrats last controlled the Senate in 1992.
  • The Arizona House (currently a 35-25 GOP advantage) appears headed for a 31-29 split with a net gain of 4 seats for the Democrats. Three incumbent Republicans lost their bid for reelection, and one open seat was lost in LD-17 (Chandler). Todd Clodfelter (LD-10, Tucson), Jill Norgaard (LD-18, Tempe-Phoenix), Maria Syms (LD-28, Paradise Valley) were the GOP incumbents who lost seats. The GOP maintains the majority in the House which they have maintained since 1966.
  • Prop 126 (constitutional prohibition on taxing services) and Prop 127 (clean energy mandate) both of which have negative impact on fire services:

o   Prop 126 – 65.14% Yes / 34.86% No

o   Prop 127 –30.23% Yes / 69.77% No

  • The following table provides results for select contested fire board elections from across Arizona. Fire districts are listed by county. Fire districts spanning multiple counties are noted and vote totals include returns from both counties where applicable. Incumbent board members seeking reelection are identified by (I) following their name. FF endorsed (XX) indicates local firefighters have endorsed the candidate for election. Presumptive winners are highlighted (election results to be confirmed by canvass)