Adopted in December 2014, the Cochise County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) was developed in response to the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) of 2003 for the at-risk cities and unincorporated areas in Cochise County. The Cochise County CWPP has been developed to assist local governments, fire departments and districts, and residents to identify lands-including federal lands-at risk from severe wildfire threat and to identify strategies for reducing hazardous vegetative fuels within the WUI while improving watershed and rangeland health, supporting local industry and local economies, and improving public and firefighter safety and response capabilities.
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Plan
On October 17, 1986, the United States Congress enacted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) to ensure that the citizens in each community in the United States are safe from the harmful effects from hazardous material releases. This Hazardous Material Emergency Response Plan is a required product identified in EPCRA. This plan contains criteria for the various actions to occur during a hazardous material release within Cochise County. This plan is intended to provide an overview of expected actions to be taken by county citizens, businesses, organizations, responders, and/or senior community leaders for a community hazardous material release.