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Emergency Operations

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

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

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.