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Emergency Preparedness & Response

Fl Dept of Health in Martin County

Would you be ready if there was an emergency? 

Be Prepared - Make a Plan - Assemble a Supply Kit - Stay Informed

Emergencies happen every day, often when you least expect it. Whether it’s a manmade or natural disaster, the results can be frightening. Having a plan can help alleviate some of the stress associated with an event.

Preparedness Guide

The Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide was created by the State of Florida through the Department of Health. It provides information and checklists to help you plan and prepare for an emergency. English - Spanish

Special Needs Shelter

If you have a chronic medical condition that requires constant medical care and need help evacuating during an emergency, you may be eligible for placement in Martin County’s Special Needs Shelter.

Plan for your Pets

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast offers support for residents who are recommended to or order to evacuate their home. Pre-registration is required.

Additional Emergency Planning Resources

The Red Cross of Martin County coordinates hurricane shelters for residents in need. Going to a shelter should be a last resort. The Red Cross urges residents to find alternate options including staying with local friends in a safe area. Please monitor local media for shelter information.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers offers guidance preparing for and responding to public health hazards and emergencies including natural disasters, bio-terrorism and chemical emergencies.

The Medical Reserve Corps offers medical and non medical volunteers are needed to provide support in our community for a variety of public health initiatives. Watch this video to learn more.


New Emergency Notification System Available to the Public

Martin County Fire Rescue is excited to announce a new public Emergency Notification system, called CodeRED. This allows Emergency Management personnel to send Public Safety messages, evacuation notices, and other timely warnings, by phone, text, and/or email.

To sign up for CodeRED notifications and allow phone, text, or email information for delivery of important Public Safety messages and/or severe weather warnings, click here to see terms and conditions, and to complete your signup.