Our Role in East Central Florida
The ECFRPC Emergency Preparedness team works with first responders and emergency management staff from State, County and municipal governments to ensure that communities are prepared and inter-agency workflows are fine tuned during hazard events. Our team is highly trained with backgrounds in military, fire, emergency medical service, law enforcement, geospatial hazard analysis, training exercises and emergency management.
Grant Fund Allocation
Our Emergency Preparedness division prioritizes funding allocated through the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) section of the Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's annual grant program. Please click on this link to learn more about this program.
Full-Scale Training Exercises
Functional Training Exercises
Table-Top Training Exercises
Local Mitigation Strategies
Floodplain Management Plans
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans
Continuity of Operation Plans
Emergency Response Plans
HazMat Incident Response Plans
Active Shooter Plans
Counter-Terrorism Risk Assessments
Featured Project Examples
Projects created by our Emergency Management team are often not released to the public due to their secure nature. For more information on the services we provide, please contact Emergency Manager Michelle Cechowski at .
East Central Florida | District 4
The ECFRPC EM team also coordinates training and resources for Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 4. This response team provides search and rescue operations during hazardous scenarios.
Community Rating System (CRS)
Our team provides technical assistance to municipalities in east central Florida with task requirements related to the Community Rating System (CRS) program.
Disaster Preparedness Resources
This resource can complement your business emergency response plan.
This guide now includes info on everything from evacuation kits to home construction tips to insurance and post-disaster processes.
Statewide Regional Evacuation Study
This study analyzes the potential impacts to the East Central Florida coast from tropical systems and outlines statewide evacuation procedures scaled down to a regional level.
Florida HazMat Symposium
The ECFRPC "EM" team plans and implements the Florida HazMat symposium annually through the LEPC.
This event is highly attended and includes classroom and hands-on courses and trainings for HazMat incident first responders. A HazMat team competition allows municipal and county response teams to compete by responding to real hazardous material leaks.
Click on the image below to view the event website!
LEPC meetings are held quarterly at rotating locations within our region. Minutes, agendas and presentations from these meetings are available at the link below.
East Central Florida | District 6
Local Emergency Planning Committee
The East Central Florida LEPC is one of ten in the state of Florida. The LEPC meets quarterly to discuss planning, training, and the reporting of hazardous material and toxic chemicals. ECFRPC Emergency Preparedness Manager Michelle Cechowski serves as the LEPC Coordinator. Please click this link to view the program pamphlet for more information.
Trainings & Events Calendar