The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has a total of 10 voting members that are part of the following groups or organizations:
Chief Kevin Keeley. The chairman of the LEPC retired from the Tucson
Fire Department and is currently the fire chief for the Tubac Fire
Louis Chaboya. The coordinator for the LEPC Retired from the Arizona National Guard and the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He is currently the Director for the office of Emergency Management.
Tom Saucer. The deputy director for Emergency Management is currently a Resident Agent with U.S. Customs Service. Denny Scanlon: An employee of Citizens utilities.
Lino Vega. A member of the Nogales Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Manny Ruiz. A member of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors who has been a member of the LEPC representing the community.
Jose Yanez. An individual from the City of Nogales who is designated as the City Safety Officer/Pretreatment Plant Officer for 15 years.
Mike Foster. An individual who works for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
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. A new Fire Chief for the Nogales Fire Department has recently been appointed. The new chief also retired from the Tucson Fire Department. The Nogales Fire Department was a key player in the development of a Binational Plan between Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora. (Hyper link: For more details of the Binational Plan).
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.
They are currently helping the county in preparing for crisis prevention at the schools. Three more individuals are awaiting approval by the State SERC.
Emily Wilson. Media An employee of FOX 11, a televison channel in Nogales, Arizona.
Tim Cunningham. Community Tim is the President of the Rio Rico Property Owners Association.
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: United States Customs Service, United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, United States Border Patrol, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Nogales Suburban Fire Department, Patagonia Fire Department, Rio Rico Fire Department, Sonoita Fire District, Patagonia Marshals Office, Nogales Police Department, Nogales City Attorney, International Border Water Commission (IBWC), Arizona Fire Marshall, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona National Guard, Union Pacific, Holy Cross Hospital.