The Emergency Management Division of the Public Safety Department provides protection for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Manatee County.
This is accomplished through effective contingency planning, disaster event coordination of local and state agencies, all hazards public education, disaster training and exercises for emergency responders which is accomplished throughout the five phases of Emergency Management: prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
Disaster Planning Guide
- Are You Prepared?
- Families: Information to Get Ready
- Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Seniors
- Special Needs Registry
- Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies
- Family Disaster Plan
- Breaking News
- Learning Opportunities
Emergencies and disasters can happen anytime, anywhere and in any form. Will you be prepared?
What is the definition of prepare?
1: to make ready beforehand for some purpose or use
2: to work out the details of
3: to ... read more about Are You Prepared?
The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well - trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency. We must ... read more about Families: Information to Get Ready
The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of ... read more about Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Seniors
The Special Needs Registry is designed to assist residents of Manatee County who will require transportation or sheltering assistance when the citizen is notified to evacuate their residence because of a storm. read more about Special Needs Registry
If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency ... read more about Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies
In a major disaster, emergency workers may not be able to reach everyone right away, and in some cases it may take 3 or more days for help to arrive. What would you do if you had no electricity, no gas, no water and no telephone service? Having a plan for ... read more about Family Disaster Plan