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Emergency Management

Office Manager
Irene Cabral
Emergency Coordination Officer

605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

(850) 414-5336 Office
(850) 414-4938 Fax
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Hurricane Jeanne seen from the International Space Station on 25 September 2004


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.

Wildfire Safety

Only You

While enjoying springtime in Florida, always remember to practice wildfire safety. From January 1 to April 9, 2017, 1,494 wildfires burned 79,629 acres of state and federal land.

  • A typical year in Florida will see over 4,600 fires burn nearly 110,000 acres of land. Prescribed burns (good fires) reduce fuel buildups which can cause dangerous wildfire conditions.
  • Always make sure that campfires are extinguished, do not litter (e.g., cigarettes) and prepare your home and family.
  • Before building any fires, learn more about fire safety and conditions and consult the county burn ban map.
  • Please report incidents of arson by calling 800-342-5869 or contacting a Florida Forest Service office in your area. Florida's Forestry Arson Alert Association offers rewards for information leading to an arrest.

As Smokey Bear says, "only you can prevent wildfires."


2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th. Regardless of any seasonal predictions, it only takes one storm to cause a disaster in your area. Are you ready?

Be prepared for anything this season by having a plan and knowing your evacuation routes. Learn how to protect your family and business by visiting the NHC hurricane preparedness website.

Be A Force Of Nature

Lots of great information is also available at hurricanestrong.org, a safety website from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes. Visit today and learn how to become #HurricaneStrong!

2017 Atlantic Tropical Cyclones
  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Cindy
  • Don
  • Emily
  • Franklin
  • Gert
  • Harvey
  • Irma
  • Jose
  • Katia
  • Lee
  • Maria
  • Nate
  • Ophelia
  • Philippe
  • Rina
  • Sean
  • Tammy
  • Vince
  • Whitney