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TOWN REPORTER© <br />TOWN OF PARADISE VALLEY <br />6401 EAST LINCOLN DRIVE <br />October 2001 Volume 32, Issue 2 <br />TOWN'S EMERGENCY <br />OPERATIONS PLAN <br />T he e vents of September 11 have affected commu- <br />nit ies worldwide. It is important that residents <br />know t he Town is prepared to protect the lives a nd prop - <br />erty o f its cit ize ns if necessary. In February of thi s year, <br />t he Town Co un c il adopted a co m pre he ns iv e Eme rge ncy <br />Operatio ns Plan (EOP). The Town 's updated EOP is a <br />joint effort between t he Town and the Maricopa Co unty <br />Department of Emergency Services . It supports the State <br />of Ar izona Emergency Response and Recovery Plan and <br />the Maricopa County Emergency Operations Plan , and <br />comp li es w ith Arizona Revised Statues Tit le 26, Chapter <br />2. The EOP represents a partners hi p of the County and <br />a ll 24 cit ies and towns in Maricopa County, each commu - <br />nity comm itted to assist others in need and to share re- <br />so urces needed in a n emerge ncy. <br />The plan pro vi des gu idance to Town departments, per- <br />sonnel and supporting agencies. It const itutes a directive <br />to Town departments to be prepared to execute ass igned <br />emergency tasks to ensure maximum surviva l of residents <br />and resort guests , and to m inimize property damage in the <br />event of a disaster. <br />The procedures covered by the plan correspond to <br />INSIDE <br />The Mayor's Corner <br />Citizenship Day <br />Homeowner Associations & CC&Rs <br />2002 Election <br />General Plan Update <br />Budget FY 2001/02 <br />(Co ntinu ed on page 3) <br />2 <br />3 <br />4 <br />5 <br />6 <br />8 <br />EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN <br />• Adopted by the Town Council in February, 2001 <br />• Joint effort with County and State; all 24 cities and <br />towns in Maricopa County committed to assist others in <br />need <br />• Some financi al reimbursement availabl e to the Towu <br />through State and Federal funds <br />• Provides guidance to Town departments for man-made <br />and natural disasters <br />• The plan covers: <br />Radiological emergencies <br />Storms and floods <br />Hazardous materials <br />Aircraft crashes <br />Fire and explosions <br />Civil disturbances <br />Terrorist incidents <br />Air quality emergencies <br />Bomb threats <br />Power curtailments <br />NOTE: See page 13 for information about the Town's <br />Emergency Medical Care Program. <br />Code Compliance Program <br />Did You Know ... <br />False Alarms <br />Emergency Medical Care Program <br />Animal Control Contract <br />Committee Reports <br />10 <br />11 <br />12 <br />13 <br />13 <br />14