The City of Ocoee has a commitment and obligation to its citizens to ensure that mitigation efforts are enhanced, preparedness is encouraged, responsiveness is assured, and recovery is achieved; efficiently and effectively, before, during, and after man-made and natural disasters. The Ocoee Fire Department is the lead agency for the City of Ocoee's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, which compliments and is coordinated with the Orange County Office of Emergency Management plan.
Emergency Operations Center
The City of Ocoee's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is located in Ocoee Fire Department Headquarters. The EOC serves as the central location where government officials and primary and support agencies establish their command post in order to deal with a major event or disaster. The EOC is activated whenever it is deemed necessary by the City Manager, Fire Chief, or the Police Chief. Once activated, the EOC coordinates the requests and utilization of resources from the City of Ocoee, Orange County, other local governments, the State of Florida, and the Federal Government during disasters.
Preparations before a disaster and access to important information before and during a disaster are key to safety and survival. The links below are just a few of the many that are readily available to help gather important emergency management related information: