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Emergency Operations

Emergency Operations

  •  407-858-1498

    Mailing Address

    6101 Lake Ellenor Drive 

    Orlando, FL 32809 


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Emergency Operations team is a group of professionals within the Florida Department of Health that are responsible for planning for and responding to any disaster or emergency event (natural or man-made) that affects the health and medical infrastructure within Orange County.

Plans developed by Emergency Operations prepare Florida Department of Health staff to respond to various scenarios such as:

  • Mass Prophylaxis
  • Special Needs Shelters
  • Mass Casualties
  • Epidemiological Surveillance & Investigation
  • Epidemiological Isolation & Quarantine

The team is part of Region 5 of the Florida Domestic Security Task Force and, when needed, assists with disaster events that have occurred in other Florida counties. During times of catastrophic national incidents the team may deploy to disasters outside the state of Florida.

Office of Emergency Operations ensures essential public health services throughout disaster events through coordination with Orange County emergency services agencies, federal, state, and local agencies, local hospitals, and volunteer organizations.

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans (CEMPs) For Home Health Agencies, Nurse Registries, Hospices, and Home Medical Equipment Providers

The Department of Health has changed the process for submitting CEMPs. All CEMPs received by the Department will be reviewed for compliance with Florida Statutes and Rules.

How to submit CEMPs

CEMPs should be submitted electronically utilizing the link below.

Note:  Providers licensed to operate in multiple counties are only required to submit the CEMP once and it will be distributed to all County Health Departments required to conduct a review.

For providers unable to make an electronic submission, CEMPs can be mailed to:

ATTN: CEMP Reviewer
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Preparedness & Response
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-23
Tallahassee, FL 32399

For questions, please contact:
by email or call 844-234-9307.

NOTE: DOH-Orange charges a fee of $60.00 for CEMP review.