MFMDEmergency Preparedness


Maricopa County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Begins: Public Input Invited

Emergency response during a natural or man-made disaster is coordinated through the City of Mesa Fire and Medical Department's Emergency Management center.  During a disaster, residents and visitors in the Mesa area are advised to visit or tune to Mesa Channel 11 or local radio and television stations for information.

If your family does not already have one, please consider developing a family emergency plan now, as a precaution. This should include storing a supply of extra food, medicines, facemasks and other essential supplies.  

Sandbags and Storm Preparation

The City of Mesa has sand available.  Please bring your own shovel. Sand is located the following City of Mesa locations:       

Fire Station 204 1426 S. Extension, Mesa  
Fire Station 205 730 S. Greenfield, Mesa  
Fire Station 209 7035 E. Southern,Mesa  
Fire Station 212 2430 S. Ellsworth, Mesa
City Transportation 300 E. 6th Street (west side) 
East Mesa Service Center 6935 E. Decatur  (front parking lot) 
               For more information about sandbag availability in Mesa please call 480-644-2160         

Fill the bags one-half to two-thirds full. The bag, when filled, should lie fairly flat. Over-filled bags are firm and do not nestle into one another; tight bags make for a leaky sandbag wall. Tying is not necessary

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Countering Terrorism: RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event

Unfortunately, active shooter incidents in the workplace or other large public venues have become a reality in today's society. Although infrequent, the impact of these events has far reaching effects, not only on the victims and their loved ones, but on their communities and our nation as a whole. Law enforcement nationwide has responded decisively with a variety of dynamic training approaches designed to direct first responders during incidents of this nature. Many citizens have probably imagined themselves in similar situations and wondered what they would or should do. Law enforcement is now reaching beyond the ranks of our first responders and offering citizens some guidance. This video was created by the City of Houston and is designed to assist citizens with some scenario-based training regarding active shooter events. Available in Spanish, Vietnamese & Chinese here. This video contains dramatized scenes of violence that may be disturbing to some viewers.


The Community Emergency Notification System (CENS), also called Reverse 9-1-1, has expanded it's capability and is now able to register cell and Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phones within their database.  What this means is, if an event, incident, disaster or emergency meeting the CENS activation criteria occurs, the 9-1-1 dispatch center in the municipality will call and provide information and/or instruction to subscribers.  For more information, frequently asked questions and to register your cell or VoIP phone.



Helpful Links:

City of Mesa Emergency Management Division
Fire Administration
13 West First Street
Mesa, AZ. 85201

Fire Non-Emergency

Fire Emergency

Sandbags and Storm Preparation

Family Emergency Preparedness Guide

How to prepare for an emergency

Arizona Emergency Alert System