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2014 State of Florida Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Update

The state's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan was updated for 2014 and submitted to the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives in February as required by Chapter 252.35(2) of the Florida Statutes. Chapter 252.35(2) also requires that the Division adopt the plan as a rule in accordance with Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. Below is the final draft of the CEMP which is being provided for review prior to rulemaking. Please direct all questions, comments, and/or feedback to Erika Smith,

2014 State of Florida Comprehensive Emergency Management PlanFinal Updated Draft

2012 Local Criteria Update

The county’s Local Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan criteria (CEMP-001) and the Local Capability Assessment checklist (CEMP-002) has been Adopted.  Below are the final versions of CEMP-001 and CEMP-002 which are being provided for the counties use.  Please direct all questions to Erika Smith,

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Criteria (CEMP-001) 2012 Adopted Version

Capability Assessment checklist (CEMP-002) 2012 Adopted Version

2012 State of Florida Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

Florida law establishes the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan as the master operations document for the State of Florida and it is the framework through which the state handles emergencies and disasters.  It defines the responsibilities of the government, private, volunteer and non-governmental organizations that comprise the State Emergency Response Team (SERT).  The document consists of a Basic Plan, which describes the process for preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities of the SERT.  It also contains an annex for the 18 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), the primary mechanisms for providing assistance at the state level, and annexes for responding to specific hazards such as wildfires and pandemic disease outbreaks.  The CEMP ensures that all levels of government are able to mobilize as a unified emergency organization to safeguard the well-being of the state’s residents and visitors.  It is the plan to which many of the State of Florida’s other disaster response plans are aligned.

Table of Contents

Basic Plan

2012 State of Florida Comprehensive Emergency Management Basic Plan

Emergency Support Function Annex

Appendix I - Emergency Support Function 1 - Transportation
Appendix II - Emergency Support Function 2 - Communications
Appendix III - Emergency Support Function 3 - Public Works and Engineering
Appendix IV - Emergency Support Function 4 - Firefighting
Appendix V - Emergency Support Function 5 - Plans
Appendix VI - Emergency Support Function 6 - Mass Care
Appendix VII - Emergency Support Function 7 - Resource Management
Appendix VIII - Emergency Support Function 8 - Health and Medical Services
Appendix IX - Emergency Support Function 9 - Search and Rescue
Appendix X - Emergency Support Function 10 - Environmental Protection
Appendix XI - Emergency Support Function 11 - Food and Water
Appendix XII - Emergency Support Function 12 - Energy
Appendix XIII - Emergency Support Function 13 - Military Support
Appendix XIV - Emergency Support Function 14 - External Affairs - Public Information
Appendix XV - Emergency Support Function 15 - Volunteers and Donations
Appendix XVI - Emergency Support Function 16 - Law Enforcement and Security
Appendix XVII - Emergency Support Function 17 - Animal and Agricultural Services
Appendix XVIII - Emergency Support Function 18 - Business, Industry and Economic Stabilization

Hazard Specific Annexes

Terrorist Incident Response Annex
Emergency Response Team Annex for Wildfire Operations
Biological Incident Annex
Emergency Repatriation Annex
Tropical and Non-Tropical Severe Weather Annex
Emergency Response Team Mass Migration Annex
Radiological Emergency Management Plan
Food Emergency Response Plan – FERP 11-8-2011

Support Plans

State of Florida Emergency Operations Plan
State of Florida Recovery Plan
State of Florida Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan
State of Florida Unified Logistics Plan
State of Florida Resource and Financial Management Policies and Procedures for Emergency Management
Statewide Emergency Shelter Plan
Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement
Florida Field Operations Guide
Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association, Statewide Emergency Response Plan
Radiological/Nuclear Incident Emergency Response Plan
Regional Evacuation Guidelines

Other Agency Plans

Florida Department of Health Preparedness Planning

Online Resources

Attorney General Legal Opinions
Executive Order 80-29
Florida Statutes
Florida Administrative Code
Governor’s Executive Orders
Note:  Executive Orders prior to 2006 may be found by searching the Florida Department of State’s State Archives Online Catalog.

Federal Statutes (United States Code)
Public Laws
Code of Federal Regulations
Presidential Executive Orders


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