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Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management is central in the development of an effective community emergency management program. The responsibilities of the Office of Emergency Management include, but are not limited to: key leader in planning, coordinator of operations, and liaison to the local government executives during emergency response, community liaison to build the emergency program, and supporter of mitigation efforts.

The Office of Emergency Management has the responsibility for coordinating all of the community emergency management program. The program components consist of active participation by fire and police, emergency medical service, public works, all other local government agencies, volunteers, and other community groups contributing to the management of emergencies. The function of the Office of Emergency Management is to ensure the components of the emergency management program know the threats to the jurisdiction, participate in mitigation activities, prepare and plan for emergencies, has the ability to operate effectively in an emergency, and the capability to conduct recovery operations after a disaster. The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating all the necessary activities to ensure effective development and operation of the community emergency management program and continuity of operations and local government.

The Office of Emergency Management can be contacted through:

  • Sergeant Karla Hines at 954-346-1216
  • via e-mail at pdksh@coralsprings.org
  • Emergency Management Coordinator, Jennifer Vilchez

Ready South Florida (www.readysouthflorida.org) is a regional campaign designed to promote the importance of preparedness in our community. Visit the website to learn how to prepare for disasters. Get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.