Emergency Management

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The Emergency Management Division of the Public Safety Department provides protection for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Manatee County.

This is accomplished through effective contingency planning, disaster event coordination of local and state agencies, all hazards public education, disaster training and exercises for emergency responders which is accomplished throughout the five phases of Emergency Management: prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.




Disaster Planning Guide 

 

The 2014 Disaster Planning Guide (formally known as hurricane guides) are now available. Download your copy on our Publications page or pick one up at your local Manatee County Library.

 

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Have you ever received a suspicious email from a friend that is just a link, an email from a bank asking you to verify your account information, the lawyer from an overseas firm informing you of an inheritance that requires you to send money to collect? You’re not alone. These are just a few of the many threats that cyber criminals use online every day read on October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Evacuation Zones and Route Maps

Evacuation Zones and Route  Maps

Locate the storm surge zone/category of your home or business located within Manatee County. read on Evacuation Zones and Route Maps

Emergency Shelters

Emergency Shelters

Locations of Manatee County Shelters. In an emergency, stay tuned to local media for a listing of shelters, to include the pet-friendly shelters, which will be opened for an event. read on Emergency Shelters

  1. Are You Prepared?
  2. Families: Information to Get Ready
  3. Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Seniors
  4. Special Needs Registry
  5. Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies
  6. Family Disaster Plan
  7. Disaster Preparedness Course
  8. Breaking News
  9. Publications
  10. Learning Opportunities

Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared?

Emergencies and disasters can happen anytime, anywhere and in any form. Will you be prepared?


What is the definition of prepare?

1: to make ready beforehand for some purpose or use
2: to work out the details of
3: to ... read more about Are You Prepared?

Families: Information to Get Ready

Families: Information to Get Ready

The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well - trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency. We must ... read more about Families: Information to Get Ready

Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Seniors

Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Seniors

The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of ... read more about Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Seniors

Special Needs Registry

Special Needs Registry

The Special Needs Registry is designed to assist residents of Manatee County who will require transportation or sheltering assistance when the citizen is notified to evacuate their residence because of a storm. read more about Special Needs Registry

Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency ... read more about Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

Family Disaster Plan

Family Disaster Plan

In a major disaster, emergency workers may not be able to reach everyone right away, and in some cases it may take 3 or more days for help to arrive. What would you do if you had no electricity, no gas, no water and no telephone service? Having a plan for ... read more about Family Disaster Plan

Disaster Preparedness Course

Disaster Preparedness Course

The Manatee County Government Disaster Preparedness course provides information on how to plan for, and protect yourself and your property, in the advent of a local emergency or disaster. The course is followed by a brief quiz. If you successfully complete ... read more about Disaster Preparedness Course

Breaking News

Breaking News

Click here for the latest emergency management news read more about Breaking News

Publications

Publications

A collection of publications to help you prepare. read more about Publications

Learning Opportunities

Learning Opportunities

Trainings, lectures and meeting opportunities available to the public. read more about Learning Opportunities