Disaster strikes anytime and anywhere. It takes many forms -- a hurricane, a tornado, a flood, a fire or a hazardous spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It builds over days or weeks, or hits suddenly, without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences.
Gadsden County’s Emergency Management Office is administered by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office located at 339 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida.
What We Do
- The Gadsden County Office of Emergency Management provides:
- Effective and orderly governmental control and coordination of emergency operations in emergencies within the scope of Florida Statutes;
- Develops and maintains the County's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan providing emergency management planning for the entire county;
- Coordinates emergency management activities, services and programs within the county, including:
- Teaching people how to get through a disaster
- Helping equip local first responders
- Making disaster assistance available to our communities, businesses, and individuals
- Training and emergency simulations
- Reviews and provides technical assistance for all Health Care Facilities' (Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Adult Living Facilities and Ambulatory Surgical Centers) disaster plans
- Serves as liaison to the State Division of Emergency Management and other local emergency management agencies and organizations; and
- Serves as the liaison and the coordinator of municipalities' requests for State and Federal assistance during pre and post-disaster operation.
The Bureau of Emergency Management consists of 2 total funded positions. The Emergency Management Coordinator and his Administrative Assistant reports to the Director of Emergency Management.