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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. 

Project Specializations


  • 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

Urban Search & Rescue Task Force 

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. Please contact Michelle Cechowski for more information at


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

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. 

Click here to view the SRES page!

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.

LEPC Meetings

LEPC meetings are held quarterly at rotating locations within our region. Minutes, agendas and presentations from these meetings are available at the link below.

       LEPC Meeting Documents 


East Central Florida | District 6

Local Emergency Planning Committee 

East Central Florida LEPC logo (edited)

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. 

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