The Region 9 Emergency Response Task Forces meet approximately every 3 months along the California-Baja California and Arizona-Sonora borders. First responders from both sides of the border meet to coordiante and plan binational emergency response activities, as well as to participate in binational workshops and mock response exercises that will benefit border residents in the event of an emergency along the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Objective 1: Update as necessary, the current Mexico-US Joint Contingency Plan and on an annual basis, continue to evaluate and update the emergency notification mechanism between Mexico and the United States.
Objective 2: By 2020, at least eight (8) of the sister city joint contingency plans will be supplemented with preparedness and prevention related activities such as certified training, risk analysis, and/or capacity building.
Objective 3: By 2016, the US-Mexico JRT will make available technical outreach and training materials for distribution and dissemination along the border.
Objective 4: By 2016, the US-Mexico JRT will analyze existing agreements (including sister city plans) that allow trans-boundary movement of equipment and personnel for comparison purposes.
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- Agenda 12-3-14.pdf (PDF)(1 pg, 278 K)