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Emergency Preparedness & Response

Prepare Yourself

Tools and resources to help you and your family prepare for any disaster. You will also find information about current hazards and important information on what to do before, during and after public health emergencies


Community Preparedness

Community Resilience relies on the ability to develop informed, empowered, and resilient healthcare systems and residents


Healthcare System Preparedness

Healthcare System Preparedness ensures that there is capacity and capability for provision of critical public helath and medical services in order to reduce the potential for adverse health outcomes during an event


Preparedness Training, Exercise, and Evaluation

Ensuring that Florida's public health and healthcare system along with our supporting partners are properly trained, practice their response roles, perform response duties, and are prepared to respond to any and all hazards


Environmental Health Preparedness

Leveraging resources through proactive planning and strategic collaboration with a variety of local, state and federal partners to evaluate and prevent potential health risks from chemical, biological, radiological and physical agents in the environment


Preparedness Planning

Provides for a systematic framework to develop, implement, evaluate, and improve plans across the emergency management cycle


Disaster Response Resources

Florida's disaster response teams as well as the resources to stay informed and ensure that plans, personnel, equipment, and systems are in place to protect the safety and health of responders


Radiation Control

Licensing and inspection of facilities that use radioactive materials as well as monitoring Florida's radiological environment


Download the Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide