MARS




The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) is a United States Department of Defense sponsored program, established as a separately managed and operated program by the United States Army and Air Force. The program is a civilian auxiliary consisting primarily of licensed amateur radio operators who are interested in assisting the military with communications on a local, national, and international basis as an adjunct to normal communications.

MARS has a long history of providing worldwide auxiliary emergency communications during times of need. The combined two-service MARS programs (Army and Air Force) volunteer force of dedicated and skilled amateur radio operators provide the backbone of the MARS program. The main benefit of MARS membership is employing amateur radio skills through an ever-expanding horizon of MARS service to the nation. MARS members work by the slogan "Proudly serving those who serve".

MARS Army

MARS USAF

AZ Emergency Management


FEMA is the top level federal agency with the authorization for implementation.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

FEMA

Resolve to be Ready in 2014

CERT

CERT - The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

CERT Federal

CERT Coconino County