Preparedness & Communications


Preparedness Teams

The mission of the Yavapai County Preparedness Team, led by Jim and Janet Arroyo, is to train the citizens in our area to be able to survive, even thrive, in a long-term disaster situation. Our members learn, and will be able to teach others in their communities. YCPT is a non-partisan organization. Everyone should be prepared!

Why wait for a disaster, then ask “what should we do?” We believe in planning before the worst happens. Being ready, having skills, and meeting great people.

They meet on the 1st Saturday of the month, Noon to 3 pm at Faith Tabernacle Church, 1437 Camino Real, Cottonwood.

A very active group in CHINO VALLEY, ARIZONA is composed of COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS TEAMS: Medical Team, Security Team, Home Medicine Team, Engineering, and General Preparedness. Another group has formed in Cottonwood, which covers VERDE VALLEY, ARIZONA.

All team meetings, general meetings, training, and events are open to the public, and FREE. Follow YCPT on MeWe or YouTube, or email , call 928-636-8895, or visit website.

Sedona-Verde Valley Preparedness Group

Sedona-Verde Valley Preparedness Group is part of the YCPT. They meet the 2nd and 4th Saturday, 10 am – 12 pm at the Cottonwood VFW, 705 E Aspen. Details are available on Telegram:

Cottonwood Emergency Communications Network (CECN)

The Cottonwood Emergency Communications Network is a grassroots club for local Ham Radio operators. They meet on the 3rd Monday of every month at the Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Cottonwood. Whether you are a newbie, have a Technician’s license, or have advanced knowledge, these meetings focus on improving your skills. You can get your handheld radio programmed for local nets, get help on antennas, repeaters, and how to be effective in an emergency with your radio. CECN also conducts weekly ham radio check-ins. Contact Dale Casey, leader of the Sedona/VOC chapter, for more information at

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