Portal Rescue

Emergency Preparedness

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go! is a nationwide program adopted by the 15 Arizona Sheriffs that educates residents about proactive measures to take before an emergency and actions to follow when communities are threatened.

The three steps encourage Arizonans to get READY by preparing now for what threatens their community, be SET by maintaining awareness of significant danger and to GO, evacuate immediately when the danger is current and life-threatening.

This link provides the information you need to plan for an evacuation.



The federal government has a more comprehensive preparedness site at  https://www.ready.gov/


Stay Informed on Hazardous Conditions

Sign up here for COCHISE COUNTY ALERTS! In the event of an emergency or severe weather condition, an alert may be sent to the phone number provided by voice, text and/or email.


This is a free service provided by Cochise County; however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependent upon external providers (phone carrier, cell phone and email). Cochise County cannot guarantee notifications will be received by the intended recipient.

Alerts sent from COCHISE COUNTY ALERTS! will originate from 69310 for text messages, emergencyalert@cochise.az.gov and (520) 432-9228 for phone calls. Please be sure to save these in your phone under COCHISE COUNTY ALERTS!.


Other Preparation

Check out the Portal Community Firewise page.


If you haven’t done so, we suggest you add your information to the Portal Rescue Locator Book database in order to speed up time to find your home in case of emergency.


You can download the form here, fill it out, and send it to Portal Rescue, PO Box 16331, Portal, AZ 85632. Then your information will be added or updated in the Locator Book database.


Medical Helicopter Memberships

LifeLine/Air Evac:


Nancy E. J. Tucker 928-294-9023



1-888-435-9744  https://phicares.com