Local Emergency Planning Committee


  • Contact Office of Emergency Management for upcoming meetings.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are prepared before the meetings, minutes are available following approval. Meeting dates and agendas are routinely posted on the massage board outside the Office of Emergency Management. 

LEPC Members

Nogales Police Department  Sonoita-Elgin Fire District Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Town of Patagonia Tubac Fire District Rio Rico Medical  and Fire District Patagonia Fire and Rescue Santa Cruz County Health Services Nogales Fire Department  Nogales International Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35 Santa Cruz County Office of Emergency Management EPA Border 2025 Private Citizen
Roy Bermudez Chairman Marc Meridith Vice Chairman David Hathaway Ron Robinson Cheryl Horvath Adam Amezaga Ike Isakson Fernando Silvas Jeffery Sargent Manny Coppola Melissa Lunderville Frank Granados Louie Chaboya Ray Sayre

Fire & Police Department Involvement

Per our By Laws the Nogales Fire Department and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department also have a vote. The department will send a representative from their department to the meetings. This was done to accommodate the often difficult schedules of an individual.

Nogales Fire Department: The Nogales Fire Department was a key player in the development of a Bi-National Plan between Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora.

Santa Cruz Sheriff: The Santa Cruz Sheriff's Department has been a big supporter of the LEPC and has been highly involved in preparing for a variety of disasters. A deputy was assigned to participate in a Haz-Mat Technicians course and plans are to send more deputies through this course in the future.

Community Involvement

Along with the voting members there has been an increased interest by the community in the LEPC. There have been members of a variety of agencies that have participated in the past few months.

The following is a list of agencies that have attended and/or committed to supporting the efforts of the LEPC:

  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Arizona Fire Marshall
  • Arizona National Guard, Union Pacific
  • Santa Cruz County Health Services
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • International Border Water Commission (IBWC)
  • Nogales City Attorney
  • Nogales Police Department
  • Nogales Suburban Fire Department
  • Patagonia Fire Department
  • Patagonia Marshals Office
  • Rio Rico Fire Department
  • Sonoita Fire District
  • United States Border Patrol, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • United States Customs Service
  • United States Immigration and Naturalization Service


Welcome to the Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) home page. The Santa Cruz County LEPC is a committee which serves the population that works, lives and visits in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The LEPC is coordinated through the Santa Cruz County Emergency Management Department.