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.
Promote a safer and less vulnerable community through effective partnerships of local government, local business and industry, emergency services, human service agencies and the citizens of Santa Rosa County.
The role of emergency management as a service is ever expanding in scope and increasing in its commitment to the citizens of our county. The Division of Emergency Management will implement a comprehensive all hazards emergency management program using sound risk management principles that will improve quality of life and minimize effects after a disaster through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities.