Preparing for Disaster
Emergencies and disasters, both man-made and natural, are difficult for everybody involved. To this end, residents should be confident that emergency plans are in place to handle larger-scale disasters. The Emergency Manager is integral in creating plans that bring departments and jurisdictions together in times of disaster. Listed below are important plans that residents can review.
"The goal of this mitigation planning effort is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from natural hazard events. Mitigation is not how we respond to emergencies like floods and wildfires, but rather how we as a community might lessen or even prevent the impact of such things in the first place.
The mitigation planning process involved identifying and profiling the natural hazards most likely to occur in a community, assessing the vulnerability to these hazards, and establishing goals, actions, and projects that mitigate the associated risks. The update of this mitigation PLAN will also ensure the community’s continued eligibility for non-emergency, federal hazard mitigation grants.*"
"This is the City of Goodyear Emergency Operations Plan. This plan is the framework for emergency responders, City departments, and supporting agencies to effectively coordinate and collaborate, before, during, and after a disaster, in order to provide a comprehensive response to all emergencies.**"