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Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness Contact Information

  •  772-794-7479

    Mailing Address

    1900 27th Street 

    Vero Beach, FL 32960 


While the Florida Department of Health in Indian River County's daily function provides clinical, nutritional, and environmental services to residents of Indian River County, we also fulfill an important role in emergency preparedness and response during times of emergencies or disasters. Working closely with local and state agencies, we strive to help ensure the health and well-being of Indian River County residents and visitors during emergencies by:

  • developing preparedness and response plans
  • exercising plans to ensure their effectiveness
  • providing medical and environmental support prior to, during, and after disasters
  • coordinating county health and medical concerns

Examples of our response efforts include working in a special needs shelter during a hurricane where our staff assist people with special medical needs, staff performing environmental assessments post-hurricane, and staff providing immunizations to populations at risk during H1N1, just to name a few.

Additional information on preparing and responding to emergencies can be found on the following websites:

Florida Department of Health Emergency Preparedness & Response webpage website

Federal Emergency Management Agency website