Our mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the people of Osceola County through a comprehensive, all hazards emergency management system of prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
Learn about the Osceola County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, approved by the Board of County Commissioners in November 2012, by clicking here.
The Osceola County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has three (3) basic levels of activation:
LEVEL 3: Monitoring Activation - The EOC is staffed by emergency management personnel and the communications staff who monitor conditions. Notification is made to selected staff who need to take action as part of their everyday responsibilities. The EOC is at level 3 under normal conditions.
LEVEL 2: Elevated Activation - Elevated Activation - All emergency management staff are notified. The EOC will be staffed by emergency management personnel, necessary support staff and outside agencies as required to meet the operational needs of the incident.
LEVEL 1: Full Activation - All primary and support agencies are notified. The county EOC is staffed by emergency management personnel, and all necessary emergency support functions will be conducted, as well as the Executive Policy Group.
Osceola County has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the method by which to control and organize any and all incidents, emergencies and disasters. In 2003, Homeland Security Presidential Directive #5 mandated the use of the NIMS and its corresponding six core components. To learn more, click here.
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Due to the popularity of the Emergency Management Preparedness Quick Tips Booklets, Emergency Management has made them available on its website for download.
For information on everything from NOAA weather radios to having a family disaster plan and what supplies to always have on hand, this is booklet is full of potentially life-saving information.
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