Emergency Management

Staff Contact:

Brady Smith , AICP
Principal Planner
4000 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Suite 100
Pinellas Park, Florida 33782
Phone: (727)570-5151 ext. 42

John Meyer
Principal Planner
4000 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Suite 100
Pinellas Park, Florida 33782
Phone: (727)570-5151 ext. 29

Community involvement

Disaster Prepardness is Everyone's Business


Do you know what to do if a hurricane threatens? What about a hazardous material spill or tornado? What do you do if there is a fire in your home or neighborhood? If someone needs medical attention or first aid? If your business is attacked by a computer virus?

There is training available through your county emergency management agency, your local fire or police department or volunteer agencies such as the American Red Cross.

Can you volunteer some of your time or resources in a time of disaster? There is a host of organizations who could use your talents including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and your place of worship. We all have role in keeping our families, neighborhoods, business and community safe. No matter what your circumstances, you have a responsibility to be as prepared and self-reliant as possible and to be ready to help out. Americans have realized their strength in unity. Be a part of it.


  • Help your family put together a Family Disaster Plan. Know your part.
  • Learn about first aid, CPR and safety in all types of emergencies.
  • Donít take unnecessary risks when it comes to your health or safety whether itís drinking, smoking, drugs, reckless driving (or riding with someone who is driving recklessly), etc.
  • Volunteer your time (Community Cleanups, Fundraising, Benefits to help others, etc.)


  • Prepare a Family Disaster Plan. Each member should know their part.
  • Prepare a Disaster Preparedness Kit.
  • Make sure your home is safe (flood, fire, and winds), child-proofed and insured.
  • Participate in volunteer activities together. Pass along the value of community to your children.


  • Develop a Business Disaster Plan. Check out our website and call your local emergency management agency for additional information.
  • Insure your employees are familiar with the Plan and their responsibilities. Include an employee support section in your plan - they are your number one resource.


  • Organize a Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Team and/or CrimeWatch program in your community. (Contact your local emergency management agency, Red Cross, fire or police department for more information on training) For more information visit, www.floridadisaster.org.


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