The Bureau of Response coordinates state operational response activities among partner organizations that are active during emergencies and disasters that affect the State of Florida. The Bureau is home to the following sections:
- Operations Section – Responsible for monitoring incidents that may require State response, as well as ensuring the operational readiness of the State Emergency Operations Center. The Section includes the State Watch Office, Meteorological Support Unit, the All-Hazards Incident Management Team Program and the Human Services Program.
- Logistics Section – Responsible for ensuring the state is ready with logistical support to respond to any natural or man-made disasters via contract negations, vendor management, and warehousing operations. The Section includes the Mutual Aid & EMAC Program.
- Infrastructure Section – Provides technical assistance to county governments with surveying and retrofitting hurricane shelters throughout the state. The Section includes the ESF 19 Emergency Fuel Program.
- The Technological Hazards Section – Serves as support to the State Emergency Response Commission, and coordinates Radiological Emergency Preparedness with Florida’s Nuclear Power Plants. The Section includes the Tier II Program and the Risk Management Unit.
- Regional Coordination Team - The members of the Regional Emergency Management Coordination Team are individuals within the Division who live and work in one of the seven regions of Florida. Regional EM Coordinators are the first line of support to the community on response and preparedness for emergency management issues, including local plan development, training & exercise, and ensuring the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) is provided timely notification of operational status, protective measures, anticipated resource requests and unmet needs that an impacted area may have.