Emergency Management

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  • Emergency Management leads the City's mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts and maintains the City’s emergency plans which provide guidance in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural, technological, or human-caused hazards.
  • The Emergency Management Coordinator serves as the City's liaison with Pinellas County Emergency Management, the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


  • Develop, review and enhance the city’s disaster preparedness and recovery plans for all hazards
  • Operate, maintain and enhance the city’s Emergency Operations Center
  • Coordinate citywide response to natural and technological disasters
  • Coordinate citywide recovery from those disasters
  • Coordinate the city’s disaster response and recovery needs with county, state and federal agencies
  • Serve as the coordination point for federal disaster relief programs
  • Develop and deliver public information and educational programs about disaster preparedness
  • Plan, conduct and critique exercises that test and improve preparedness