Emergency Management

About Emergency Management

Disaster The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for performing technical work in the development, implementation, and management of countywide-disaster prevention, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation activities. OEM staff provide countywide planning, training, and exercise programs in order to be prepared for natural, technological, and/or man-made emergencies. In addition, staff manage and coordinate the County's Emergency Operations Center during times of emergency.

The development of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), and Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) is a cooperative effort with various local government entities, non-profit agencies, and faith-based organizations.

Emergency Operations CenterOEM staff are responsible for the development and maintenance of plans that keep Seminole County safe during a disaster. The Office also provides guidance to it's municipalities and support agencies on the development of disaster-management plans.

Teaching citizens how to prepare themselves for disasters is critical to the resilience of Seminole County. Emergency-management staff provide workshops and seminars for residents that focus on disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation techniques. Throughout the year, the Office provides informational brochures and guides, establishes preparedness events, produces public-service announcements and manages the County's preparedness website (prepareseminole.org).

Strategic Plan

Seminole County Office of Emergency Management strongly believes in the development and tracking of strategic planning. Download a copy of the current Strategic Plan.