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Emergency Management Division

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Statement of Function
The Emergency Management Department's function is to develop, coordinate and promote comprehensive emergency plans for all disaster events in Indian River County. Responsibilities include ensuring that the County meets all local government requirements under State and Federal guidelines. This division is responsible for county compliance with Florida Statute 252. The Florida Administrative Codes and all associated rules. Adequate public preparedness, warning, education and training are the highest priority for Emergency Management.

Florida's 2012 Severe Weather Awareness Guide
IRC Disaster Preparedness Guide
Disaster Preparedness GuideEverything you need to prepare
  • Important emergency phone numbers
  • Hurricane preparedness information
  • Evacuation routes
  • Disaster supplies information
  • Shelter locations
  • Hurricane tracking charts
  • Flooding information
  • Plus much more
Download now and start planning today.
2014/2015 Goals and Objectives
  • Continue adequate planning for disaster events in Indian River County.
  • Continue analysis and assessment of County emergency operations capabilities.
  • Provide adequate planning and education for international and domestic terrorism.
  • Continue to provide adequate and timely emergency public notifications.
  • Continue updating internet emergency information for residents to access when away from home.
  • Increase public outreach programs in disaster preparedness.
  • Maintain interoperability with the State EOC.
  • Maintain National Weather Service compliance of community Storm Ready and Tsunami Ready designation.
  • Increase awareness and use of social media outreach for effective emergency management.
  • Increase and develop content for improving public outreach using various media including the local government channel.
  • Develop more public/private partnerships and create a business and industry function for the EOC.
  • Social Media: Reach 72,000 people through Facebook. Attract 900 Twitter followers. Attract 1,200 Facebook followers.
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