Hurricane Season's Not Over Yet-Emergency Management
Hurricane season runs: June 1 through November 30 ...always Have a Kit, Make a Plan, and Stay Informed.
- Your kit should contain enough food, water, and medications to support yourself and your family for at least 3 days. If you have pets, include supplies for their needs as well.
- Create your personal disaster plan at http://www.floridadisaster.org/family/. Don’t wait until an emergency is occurring, and you are under pressure.
- Stay informed by following @BrevardEOC on Twitter, liking “Brevard County Emergency Management” on Facebook, or signing up for text messages (Text Follow BrevardEOC to 40404).
Brevard County Emergency Management
Disaster strikes anytime and anywhere. It takes many forms -- a hurricane, a tornado, a flood, a fire or a hazardous spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It builds over days or weeks, or hits suddenly, without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences. Quite often, Brevard County residents become affected by these events.
The Emergency Management Office is an independent office of the county government, reporting to the Board of County Commissioners through the County Manager.
To provide Brevard County residents, businesses and industries, non-profit organizations, and local governments the education and support necessary to reduce the loss of life and human suffering; to minimize property damage; and to protect environmentally sensitive areas from all types of disasters through a comprehensive, risk-based, all-hazard emergency management program.
What We Do
The Brevard County Emergency Management provides communication and coordination of emergency services before and after a disaster. Emergency Management is also responsible for a number of contingency and preparedness plans, and provides education on how to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters.
- Coordinates emergency operations
- Writes and updates the County's Emergency Management Plan
- Coordinates shelter locations and staffing
- Performs annual compliance reviews on all Health Care Facilities' emergency plans
- Gathers information for Fire and Law Enforcement on which businesses use and store hazardous chemicals
- Coordinates and plans with the State Division of Emergency Management and other local emergency management agencies and organizations
- Coordinates requests for State and Federal help following disasters
- Coordinates and provides training and practice exercises and drills