Emergency Preparedness and Response
The Emergency Preparedness and Response team is a group of professionals within the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County that are responsible for planning for and responding to any disaster or emergency event (natural or man-made) that affects the health and medical infrastructure within Nassau County.
Plans developed by this team prepare Florida Department of Health in Nassau County staff to respond to various scenarios such as:
Special Needs Shelters
Epidemiological Surveillance & Investigation
Epidemiological Isolation & Quarantine
The team is part of Region 3 of the Florida Domestic Security Task Force and, when needed, assists with disaster events that have occurred in other Florida counties. During times of catastrophic national incidents the team may deploy to disasters outside the state of Florida.
The Emergency Preparedness Program and employees of the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County ensures essential public health services throughout disaster events through coordination with Nassau County emergency services agencies, federal, state, and local agencies, local hospitals, and volunteer organizations.