Inform Arizonans of earthquake hazards and risk and encourage individuals, neighborhoods, businesses, and communities to adopt cost-effective recommendations to reduce earthquake losses, increase resilience, and speed societal recovery.
Chief Objectives of ACES
The Arizona Council on Earthquake Safety chief role is to provide a platform for professional and community stakeholders from government, industry, academia, engineering and the geosciences to holistically address earthquake science, hazards and risk that can impact the safety and resilience of the people, property and infrastructure of Arizona.
Forty percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent, that do reopen, fail within a year. (FEMA as reported in Government Technology Emergency Management July 2018)