EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

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.

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 michelle@ecfrpc.org.

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. 

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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.

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Disaster Preparedness Resources

FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS GUIDE FOR SENIORS

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO HURRICANE SAFETY

BUSINESS SHELTER IN PLACE PLAN

This resource can complement your business emergency response plan. 

FLORIDA HOMEOWNER HANDBOOK TO PREPARE FOR NATURAL DISASTERS

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. 

Click here to view the SRES page!

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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!

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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

FLORIDA HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MEDICAL PROTOCOLS

East Central Florida | District 6

Local Emergency Planning Committee 

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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