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Emergency Management

Office Manager
Jerry Rudd
Emergency Coordination Officer

605 Suwannee Street MS 60
Tallahassee, FL 32399

(850) 414-4350 Office
(850) 414-4938 Fax
E-Mail Us

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Washed out bridge in 2012


FDOT Emergency Management is a vital element of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT). Comprised of local, state and federal officials, the SERT ensures that Florida is prepared to respond to, recover from and mitigate against disasters.

FDOT EM is the leading agency for two SERT emergency support functions covering transportation, public works and engineering. FDOT EM also maintains a 24/7/365 watch office to maintain situational awareness to the department and its state and federal partners.


In The Glow of a Campfire
With a warmth and glow accompanying the relaxing freshness of the great outdoors, there is nothing quite like a campfire to enhance a camping trip or a cold Florida night with friends and family. Before you light that fire, sing songs and roast marshmallows, our friends over at the Florida Forest Service have a few tips and suggestions to keep you safe and stay firewise.

  • Keep fires small so that they are easier to contain and extinguish.
  • Provide a four-foot safety line to help prevent people from stepping or falling into the fire.
  • Build the fire away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, dry grass and logs.
  • Keep water and tools readily available to control and put out the fire.
  • Never leave children unsupervised near or around the fire.
  • Never leave the campfire unattended.
  • Make sure that fires are completely out and cold to the touch before leaving.

Atlantic Hurricane Season
Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Regardless of any annual tropical predictions issued, it only takes one storm to affect your family. Are you ready? Visit flgetaplan.com today to build a customized, all-hazards plan for your family or business.


Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Names for 2015
  • Ana
  • Bill
  • Claudette
  • Danny
  • Erika
  • Fred
  • Grace
  • Henri
  • Ida
  • Joaquin
  • Kate
  • Larry
  • Mindy
  • Nicholas
  • Odette
  • Peter
  • Rose
  • Sam
  • Teresa
  • Victor
  • Wanda