Community Organizations Active in Disaster

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When a disaster occurs, neighbors and community organizations are often eager to help. The Yavapai County COAD is an organization formed to improve awareness of the needs of the community and connect the capabilities of community partners with those needs during all stages of an event. The Yavapai County COAD hopes to provide opportunities for community organizations to get involved to make the community and its members safer and more prepared for threats of disasters of all kinds.

The Yavapai County COAD does not enlist individual volunteers. However, many of our listed Members and Partners regularly rely on the power of volunteerism, If you’d rather become an individual volunteer with an organization that does take volunteers, we are happy to help you get in contact with one.



Step 1. We are currently inviting submissions of interest to join the Planning Committee for the Preparedness Expo in September. If you are interested, please email Heather at and the Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management at

Step 2.Congratulations to Noel Fray for being named Vice Chair of the Yavapai County COAD!

Step 3.Congratulations to Greg Valenti on being named the Yavapai County COAD Chair!

Voting Members

Step 1.Member Organizations are nonprofits, faith-based organizations, service clubs, businesses, and other similar entities. They designate one representative and one alternate. One of these two participants can then attend COAD meetings and participate in COAD Working Groups.

Partner Organizations

Step 1.Partner Organizations are agencies, tribes, municipalities, and other governmental bodies. These entities partner with the COAD network to coordinate with the community before, during, and after disasters. This includes Offices of Emergency Management.

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Do Not Self Deploy

Seeing images of disaster may compel you to head to the impacted area. Do not underestimate the complexity of working in a disaster area. Until a need has been identified and the local community impacted has requested support or your organization has been activated, volunteers should not enter. 

Be patient. Recovery lasts a lot longer than the media attention. There will be volunteer needs for many months, often years, after the disaster especially when the community enters the long-term recovery period.

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What is a COAD? 

COAD stands for “Community Organizations Active in Disaster”. A COAD is a local group of community organizations that coordinates emergency human services, while working in concert with partner agencies, including the local emergency management agency and social service agencies, during all stages of a disaster. 

What does the Yavapai County COAD do?

The Yavapai County COAD is a collaborative partnership between community stakeholders – voluntary, private and non-profit organizations – that assists in organizing community efforts to provide needed services to community members that arise as the result of a disaster that occurs in the County. The goal of the Yavapai County COAD is to organize and deploy community resources in an efficient and timely manner during each phase of a disaster.

Why get involved? 

As a community organization in Yavapai County, you can help prepare the community for disasters and provide much needed assistance to community members if an event occurs. Joining the Yavapai County COAD allows your organization to help your community in an organized and effective way. 

With a strong and organized COAD, Yavapai County will have more resources to respond to a disaster or event that occurs in our community, adding to our community's preparedness and resiliency. 

How to get involved? 

The Yavapai County COAD is looking for any agency, business, civic group, faith-based organization, or any other community organization that may provide assistance to the community during all phases of a disaster or event. If your organization is interested in joining, please send an email to: or fill out a form that can be located on the right of this screen.