Emergency Resources

For Personal Emergencies Call 9-1-1

Dispatchers responding to your 9-1-1 call will send the appropriate authorities to assist.

Community Emergency Response

In a community emergency, there are many agencies that provide support, each with a specific purpose. These agencies work together through a chain of command known as the incident command center to coordinate tactics to deal with the emergency.

Read a summary of the Big Park Council Emergency Preparedness Committee interviews with the frontline responders.

Read a summary of Villager Articles (A publication of the Verde Independent).

In an emergency, an Incident Command Center is set up comprised of representatives of the frontline responders.  Decisions and directions are provided to the responders directly from the Incident Commander. All responses between agencies are coordinated.

Evacuation and Shelter

Yavapai County Sheriff: Responsible for traffic control and crime prevention as well as evacuation strategies during a community emergency.  Decisions on who to evacuate and the timing of the evacuations are based on input from other agencies such as the Fire District.  Local expertise on the time needed to evacuate is balanced with the location, speed and the fire’s behavior and traffic conditions. Volunteers assist to assure everyone has been evacuated in a timely manner.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
Main Office: 255 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: 928-771-3260
Email: web.sheriff@yavapaiaz.gov
Website: Home YCSOAZ.gov


Equine Emergency Evacuation of Yavapai County (EEE): Large Animal evacuation is the responsibility of each owner. Do not expect the County to evacuate your animals. EEE assists equine and other large animal owners in the event of wildfire, flood, and other emergency situations. They coordinate with Incident Command to transport large animals out of evacuated areas.

Equine Emergency Evacuation
8845 N. Oak Forest Drive, Prescott, AZ 86305
Non-Emergency Email: info@eeeyc.org
Website:  Equine Emergency Evacuation of Yavapai County


Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management: Primary responsibility is to focus on pre-emergency preparedness, emergency management, and post recovery operations. In an emergency, they manage the logistics of working with appropriate agencies to secure shelter, transportation, food, water, clothing, etc.  In addition to arranging for shelter for evacuees, YCOEM makes sure there is shelter for pets and larger animals.  They are in touch with Animal Disaster Services for pets and Large Animal Shelters & Emergency Readiness (outside animals larger than a chicken).   Equine Emergency Evacuation will relocate larger animals to a shelter.

Yavapai County Office or Emergency Management
Main Office: 1100 Commerce Drive, Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: 928-771-3321   Email: web.EM@yavapaiaz.gov
Website: Emergency Management (yavapaiaz.gov)

American Red Cross (ARC): Responsible for locating evacuation sites and providing resources and support during catastrophic emergencies both personal and community related. Note that only service animals are permitted in emergency shelters.  ARC partners with groups such as LASER or Animal Disaster Services Inc., who will set up a small animal shelter near the ARC shelter so that owners can visit and care for their pets.

The ARC also provides ongoing services to benefit the community, such as blood drives, CPR, Lifeguard, emergency preparedness training.

American Red Cross
Main Office: 1750 S Railroad Springs Blvd Ste 1, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928-779-5494
Website: www.redcross.org

Larger Animal Shelters & Emergency Readiness (LASER): At the first notice of an incident that could threaten human life and/or property in areas where there are barn animals, the Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management (YCOEM), alerts LASER. Immediately, LASER sends a “heads-up” text message to all LASER shelter volunteers, asking for their availability for scheduling over the next few days. The large animal shelter is set up by LASER’s Quick Response Team, ready to open to Yavapai County residents once an evacuation GO order is issued by the Sheriff or at the direction of YCOEM.

Larger Animal Shelters and Emergency Readiness
Mailing Address: PO Box 12782, Prescott, AZ 86304

Contact LASER President Spike Hicks (928) 713-1331 or Email: info@laser-shelter.org
Website: LASER – Animal Shelter, Shelter (laser-shelter.org)

Animal Disaster Services Inc.:  When an evacuation order is issued, under the direction of Yavapai County Emergency Management, A.D.S. will provide a shelter for pets and small domesticated animals.  Services are provided 24 hours per day, throughout the duration of the evacuation order.

Animal Disaster Services
Mailing Address: PO Box 10793, Prescott, AZ 86304
Phone: 928-642-0758
Email: AnimalDisasterServices@gmail.com
Website: Animal Disaster Services, Inc.

Fire Fighting

Sedona Fire District: Responsible for local emergencies including paramedic response. During a community emergency, will work with the appropriate agency to support the incident, which may include the Yavapai County Sheriff (for law enforcement emergencies), and several agencies including the United States Forest District in case of wildfires.

Sedona Fire District
Main Office/Administration: Station #1 2860 Southwest Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone: 928-282-6800
Website: www.sedonafire.org

United States Forest Service: Their primary responsibility is to protect the resources within the National Forest, and at the top of the list—wildland fire response. Since Sedona is surrounded by Forest land, they collaborate, and work closely with the Sedona Fire District.

Coconino National Forest Supervisor’s Office
1824 S. Thompson St., Flagstaff AZ 86001
Phone: 928-527-3600
Website: Coconino National Forest – Red Rock Ranger District (usda.gov)

Red Rock Ranger District & Visitor Center
375 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
Phone: 928-203-2900

Arizona Public Service: Responsible for providing power to our community and works together with frontline responders on proactive ways to mitigate and/or manage power during emergencies.  APS will cut power to make an area safe for first responders and residents, to reduce loss and restoration times.  The Incident Commander will request that power be cut if the situation requires it. APS may cut power if transmission lines are in danger.

Arizona Public Service

Northern Arizona Main Office: 6672 Corsair Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: 928-443-6650
Website: Arizona Public Service homepage (aps.com)

Severe Weather: Flood and Snow

Emergency Resources

Yavapai County Flood Control District: This County agency lets you know where  SAND BAGS in the event of flooding are being distributed. SANDBAG Distribution Locations . They also provide information on drainage design and flood damage protection.   The City of Sedona also offers an opportunity to fill your own sandbags.  Sandbag filling locations 2022 Article

Yavapai County Flood Control District
1120 Commerce Dr., Prescott AZ 86305
Phone: (928) 771-3197

10 South 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (928) 639-8151
Website:  Flood Control District Home (yavapaiaz.gov) & About Us (yavapaiaz.gov)

Yavapai County Office of Public Works: This County agency does pavement maintenance, patching, pothole repair, grading of dirt roads, snowplowing, cleaning roadside ditches and culverts, brush cutting and mowing of county roads.  Their priority is to keep the roads open and passable.  Additional cleanup may need to follow later.

Yavapai County Office of Public Works
1100 Commerce Dr. Prescott AZ 86305
Phone: (928) 771-3183

4000 West Cherry Creek Rd, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Phone: (928) 567-7728

10 South 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (928) 567-7730.

Email: web.public.works@yavapaiaz.gov

Website:  Roads Division – Road Maintenance (yavapaiaz.gov)