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Emergency Management

Learn more about the Office of Emergency Management, including the phases of emergency management, governmental affairs, activation levels and the comprehensive emergency management plan.

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) establishes the framework to ensure that Miami-Dade County and its municipalities are prepared to deal with these hazards.
EOC Activation Levels:
The Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Center (EOC) operates at one of three levels of readiness in order to carry out its mission. These levels are described and are patterned to closely match the Florida Division of Emergency Management EOC activation levels to maintain consistent definitions.

Healthcare Requirements:
The Residential Health Care Facility (RHCF) Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Review Program was introduced as a result of state legislation requiring certain health care facilities to prepare and annually update a comprehensive emergency management plan (CEMP).

The Emergency Management Accreditation Program

EMAP,the only nationally recognized accreditation process for emergency management programs, has granted full accreditation to the Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management (MDEM).

Annual Emergency Preparedness Report

Check out Miami-Dade County's annual preparedness report to learn more on how the County prepares, responds and manages disasters and emergencies.

Communities Organized to Respond in Emergencies

Miami-Dade Communities Organized to Respond in Emergencies (M-D C.O.R.E.) is a coalition of faith-based and community organizations established to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the community when affected by a disaster. Connections between these organizations and with emergency management professionals will help foster communications and coordination, enhance preparedness, speed recovery efforts, and create more disaster-resilient communities.

Business Recovery

The Business Recovery program is a public-private collaboration to ensure private sector emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. The goal of this program is to minimize the number of businesses, especially small and medium sized, that fail to reopen due to a lack of accurate and actionable information, during and following an emergency or disaster event.

Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
The Citizen Corps Initiative creates opportunities for individuals to volunteer in their local community.

Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program

The Miami-Dade County Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program (E&EAP) provides evacuation assistance to those residents who live in an evacuation zone and that may require specialized transportation assistance or whose medical needs prevent them from evacuating on their own.


The Office of Emergency Management partners with Dade County Public Schools and the American Red Cross (ARC), to operate Hurricane Evacuation Centers (HEC) for individuals who need to evacuate.

Local Mitigation Strategy

Miami-Dade County, in fact, all of South Florida, is vulnerable to disasters of all types affecting every part of our community; no one is immune. We’ve suffered hurricanes, tornadoes, severe flooding, lightening, wildfires, plane crashes, hard freezes, droughts, citrus canker, mass migration and more.


The role of the Municipal Branch within the Miami-Dade EOC (Emergency Operations Center) is to provide the most efficient response and recovery system possible through effective coordination of municipal and county resources. 

Personal Preparedness

Miami-Dade County is faced with many different kinds of threats every day. It is important for you to be prepared.

Phases of Emergency Management

Learn more about the four phases of Emergency Management -- mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Sheltering in Place

During an emergency, an emergency alert might require the public to shelter-in-place—that is, to take refuge indoors. Sheltering-in-place offers immediate protection for a short time in your home or other building.

Snapshot Program

Complete the Neighborhood Damage Assessment Entry Form to submit a damage report.

Turkey Point Siren Test

A mandatory siren test for the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant will occur from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 7, June 6, September 5 and December 5, 2014. Residents that hear sirens sounding during this time should understand that this is a test and only a test. For more information please call 3-1-1.

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Turkey Point Siren Test

The next Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant siren test will occur
on March 7, 2014, 
from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This is only a test

Miami-Dade Alerts

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