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Florida’s Strategic National Stockpile Program

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The Federal Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is a program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide large quantities of essential medical supplies to states and communities who have exhausted local or regional supplies during an emergency. Florida's SNS Program prepares (through planning, implementation, training, exercise, and evaluation) the state to receive and distribute SNS assets and to provide guidance and assistance to the counties in their preparations for mass dispensing campaigns. The goal of the SNS program is to minimize the loss of lives during a catastrophic public health emergency by providing needed medicines and medical supplies to 100% of the population within 48 hours.

Additional Resources 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Strategic National Stockpile:
CDC's Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) has large quantities of medicine and medical supplies to protect the American public in the event there is a public health emergency (terrorist attack,
flu outbreak, earthquake) severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. To find out more information about the CDC's SNS program, visit the following link below.

Emergency Management Institute offers Incident Command System (ICS) curricula with courses 
that meet the requirements specified in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). To find out more information about FEMA courses being offered, visit the following link below.

Cities Readiness Initiative Resource Toolkit - This toolkit is designed to assist county health department planners and other community partners with Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and medical countermeasure planning. The sharing of tools, resources, and successful practices can help counties establish, sustain, evaluate, and enhance local projects.


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For technical assistance and questions, please email

Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support, Bureau of Preparedness and Response
Phone Number: 850.245.4040