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Emergency Preparedness and Response

Contact Us

  •  904-253-1270
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    Fax

    904-253-2741
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    Mailing Address

    900 University Boulevard North 

    Jacksonville, Florida 32211 

     


What are some basic steps you can take to ensure you are ready to respond? Click the links below to learn more.

  • Stay Informed: Stay informedKnow where to go for trusted sources of information during a hurricane event. Most people know about NOAA’s National Hurricane Center; it is an official source for hurricane forecasts, watches, and warnings.  You can sign up for phone and email local emergency alerts at www.jaxready.com.
  • Make a Plan:  Protect yourself and family with a Family Emergency Plan
  • Make a Kit: To stay safe and ready for any disaster strike, it is important to prepare your family disaster kit by gathering some of the basic supplies. It is also important to place them in a portable container so that you can comfortably carry them in case disaster strikes.

DOH-Duval Emergency Preparedness Mission 

To continually train and prepare our internal and external stakeholders to provide an effective response to all emergencies or disasters.

The Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) Emergency Preparedness Office is actively involved in planning and responding to the public health needs of the community during an emergency or disaster. Priorities of DOH-Duval are to assure the delivery of essential medical and public health services are maintained or restored following a disaster and that assistance is provided to meet emergency needs of the affected population.
Emergency Checklist
If you are in immediate danger, call 911. To report a public health emergency call 904-253-1270.