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All-Hazards Unit

The All-Hazards Unit administers the state's all-hazards planning programs. The goal of the unit is to ensure that the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) is prepared for prompt, efficient response, and recovery to protect lives and property affected by disasters.

Planning Manager Supervisor
Andrew Sussman
Office: (850) 815-4110
Cell: (850) 509-7382

A Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is an operations-oriented document that establishes the framework for an effective system to ensure that all counties within the State of Florida will be adequately prepared to deal with the occurrence of emergencies and disasters. The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan unites the efforts of state agencies, special districts, local governments, and volunteer organizations for a comprehensive approach to reduce vulnerability to an array of identified hazards. Reviewers in the Division’s Preparedness, Mitigation, and Recovery Bureaus review all county CEMPs for compliance with Florida Administrative Code 27P-6 and Florida Statutes 252. Preparedness coordinates this review process and interfaces with the counties directly.

State POC:
Joseph Helton
Office: (850)815-4303

County CEMP Compliance POC:
Austin Delgado
Office: (850) 815-4304
Cell: (850) 525-8189


COOP ensures the continued performance of critical essential functions during a wide range of potential emergencies. The Continuity of Operations staff interacts with state and local agencies on a daily basis to make certain that those agencies are prepared to provide critical services in an environment that is threatened, diminished, or incapacitated.

COG is the principle of establishing defined procedures that allow a government to continue its essential operations in case of a catastrophic event.  Development of such plans avoid (or minimize) confusion and disorder due to a power vacuum in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. 

2022 COOP Implementation Guidance
2022 COOP Review Schedule Memo - Signed
2023 FDEM COOP Checklist

Regina Harris
Office: (850) 815-4337

Catastrophic is defined as “any natural or manmade incident, including terrorism that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the population, infrastructure, environment, economy, national morale, and/or government functions.” Catastrophic planning is scenario-based planning using a specific scenario to establish a framework for modeling disaster effects and potential needed resources and evaluating state and regional emergency management capabilities.

Catastrophic Planning POC:
Robert Collins
Office: (850) 815-4336

The Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) is “an independent, non-profit organization, that fosters excellence and accountability in emergency management and homeland security programs, by establishing credible standards applied in a peer review accreditation process.”


Austin Delgado
Office: (850) 815-4304
Cell: (850) 525-8189


Jasmine Dailey
Office: (850) 815-4312
Cell: (448) 215-9996


The Division of Emergency Management is statutorily required to manage the update of the regional hurricane evacuation studies, ensure such studies are done in a consistent manner, and ensure that the methodology used for modeling storm surge is that used by the National Hurricane Center. For information please visit:

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