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Emergency Information

Read up on how to prepare for emergencies and work through the aftermath.

  • Stay Safe During a Flood Event
    Increase your chances of survival during a flood by learning what to do before, during and after.
  • Turkey Point
    Learn about Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant operations and siren tests, read planning guides and more.
  • Projects That Protect
    Mitigation is a way to lessen the impact of a disaster on a community through preparedness, structural hardening and infrastructure projects. Your membership in the Local Mitigation Strategy workgroup is your gateway to mitigation funding.
  • Emergency Supply Kit
    Have various items prepared in the event of an emergency, and they should last you three to 14 days.
  • Family Emergency Plan
    Learn how to prepare a family emergency plan that will help you respond to any emergency situation.
  • Shelter in Place
    Sheltering in place offers immediate protection for a short time in your home or other building. 
  • Recovering From a Disaster
    Follow these guidelines on how to recover after a disaster.
  • Brush Fires and Wildland Fires
    Read up on brush fires, how they're controlled and when to call 911 if your home is near one.
  • Emergency Operations

    The Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management (OEM) utilizes County employees to help with the successful operation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during activations.

    Positions include document runners, data entry work, call down support and management work. EOC support staff will be assigned to assist an EOC section or branch.

    • Phases of Emergency Management
      Learn the four phases of Emergency Management.
    • EOC Activation Levels
      The Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Center operates at one of three levels of readiness in order to carry out its mission.
    • EOC Municipal Branch
      The role of the Municipal Branch within the Miami-Dade EOC (Emergency Operations Center) is to provide the most efficient response and recovery system possible through effective coordination of municipal and county resources.
    • Employee and Volunteer Staging Area
      The Employee and Volunteer Staging Area EVSA (EVSA) provides a coordinated system for matching the skills and abilities of County employees, volunteer organizations, and spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers to assist the community during an emergency or disaster.
  • Preparing a Continuity Of Operations Plan (COOP)

    Emergencies are mostly unplanned events that can cause significant injury, or even death, to employees, customers or the public. They can disrupt or close down operations, cause physical or environmental damage, and/or harm an organization's public image.

    In order to help your business or department respond to and recover from an emergency, it is important to establish an all-hazards general safety plan and a Continuity Of Operations Plan (COOP). Below are some federal and State guidance documents for your review:

    Additional Information:

Emergency Management
Frank K. Rollason, Director

R. David Paulison Fire Rescue Headquarters
9300 NW 41st Street, Miami, FL 33178-2414

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