The Emergency Management Division is responsible for work in the development, implementation and management of county-wide disaster prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. It is responsible for the County’s all-hazard Comprehensive Emergency Plan and coordinates the activities for the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC, when activated is a central location where representatives of local government and private sector agencies convene during disaster situations to make decisions, set priorities and coordinate resources for response and recovery. The Emergency Management Division also provides the following services (for more information select the service under the menu):
Enhanced 9-1-1 Division - Responsible for the overall operation of Enhanced 9-1-1 service and equipment at the two primary Public Service Answering Points (PSAP) in the EOC and Gulf Breeze Police Department, as well as the secondary PSAP’s at the Sheriff’s Department and Milton Police Department.
Emergency Communications Division -
Responsible for the daily operations for answering 9-1-1 calls and dispatching appropriate emergency responders.
Emergency Services Coordinator -
Responsible for coordination of all fire departments and ambulance providers for Santa Rosa County.
Special Needs Program –
Responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a register to provide citizens who meet program criteria transportation and shelter during emergency evacuations.
Responsible for the development of all-hazards plans that include evacuation, shelters and agency roles in disaster situations. The plans division is also responsible for reviewing Health Care Facilities disaster plans.
Public Outreach –
Teaching citizens how to take care of themselves during emergency situations. The division provides informational brochures, guides and presentations to citizens and organizations year round.