How long before the Fire or Police will come and check on me?

Depending on the type of disaster this could be minutes or days. In an emergency, these "first responders" assess the extent of the disaster, determine priorities for resources and begin rescue operations. Everyone needs to be ready to take care of themselves for 3 to 5 days. Make a plan, make a kit and stay informed.

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1. Why does Santa Rosa County have an Emergency Management Department?
2. What is an emergency operations center (EOC)?
3. What should I do to prepare for a disaster?
4. How can I tell if I have to evacuate for a hurricane?
5. How will I be notified to evacuate?
6. Where are the evacuation shelters located and what do I need to take when I go to a shelter?
7. What do I do with my pet?
8. What is Mitigation?
9. What is the National Flood Insurance Program?
10. What should I do if my child is at school or daycare during an emergency or evacuation?
11. What protective actions should I take in the event of a tornado?
12. If I have special medical needs do I go to a regular public shelter?
13. How long before the Fire or Police will come and check on me?