Per our By Laws the Nogales Fire Department and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department also have a vote. The department will send a representative from their department to the meetings. This was done to accommodate the often difficult schedules of an individual.
Nogales Fire Department: The Nogales Fire Department was a key player in the development of a Bi-National Plan between Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora.
Santa Cruz Sheriff: The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Department has been a big supporter of the LEPC and has been highly involved in preparing for a variety of disasters. A deputy was assigned to participate in a Haz-Mat Technicians course and plans are to send more deputies through this course in the future.
Along with the voting members there has been an increased interest by the community in the LEPC. There have been members of a variety of agencies that have participated in the past few months.
The following is a list of agencies that have attended and/or committed to supporting the efforts of the LEPC:
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Arizona Fire Marshall
Arizona National Guard, Union Pacific
Santa Cruz County Health Services
Holy Cross Hospital
International Border Water Commission (IBWC)
Nogales City Attorney
Nogales Police Department
Nogales Suburban Fire Department
Patagonia Fire Department
Patagonia Marshals Office
Rio Rico Fire Department
Sonoita Fire District
United States Border Patrol, United States Environmental Protection Agency
United States Customs Service
United States Immigration and Naturalization Service
Welcome to the Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) home page. The Santa Cruz County LEPC is a committee which serves the population that works, lives and visits in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The LEPC is coordinated through the Santa Cruz County Emergency Management Department.