Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Review and Update

City of Coolidge working with Pinal County on Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Review and Update

The City of Coolidge along with jurisdictions and stakeholders from around Pinal County are reviewing and updating the existing 2010 Pinal County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The current 2010 Pinal County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (Plan) is available for review and comment.

Public input on the current Plan is important and residents are encouraged to review the PLAN and offer comments.  The final DRAFT of the updated 2015 plan will be made available for review and comment in August 2015. 

This planning effort is being conducted in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K), which requires all local, county, tribal and state governments to have a FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible for federal disaster mitigation funds. The Plan focuses on the area’s most threatening hazards and provides a strategy to reduce or eliminate the risk from those hazards to the people and property of Pinal County.

Mitigation is not a response to emergencies like floods and wildfires, but rather is a jurisdiction’s strategy for preventing or significantly reducing the impact of such hazards prior to their occurrence. The mitigation planning process involves identifying and profiling the natural hazards most likely to occur in a community, assessing the vulnerability of critical community facilities and structures, as well as population, to these hazards, and establishing goals, actions, and projects that mitigate the associated risks.
Pinal County residents can send comments to Charles Kmet, Pinal County Emergency Manager at (520) 866-6415 or Coolidge residents can also contact Mark Dillon, Coolidge Fire Chief at (520) 723-5361 or

Visit Pinal County’s Emergency Management Website with more information here.