Hillsborough County Emergency Services

Find Hillsborough County Florida emergency services departments and agencies. Emergency services departments provide information on emergency management, preparedness, medical response, public safety, fire prevention, and medical treatment.

Hillsborough County Emergency Services 505 East Jackson Street Tampa FL 33602 813-272-6688

About Hillsborough County Emergency Services

Hillsborough County Emergency Services refers to a government agency at the Federal, Florida State, Hillsborough County, or local level that is the lead agency for emergency situations, including preparation, response, and recovery in Hillsborough County, FL. The types of emergencies that fall within the jurisdiction of the Hillsborough County Emergency Management agency include natural disasters, severe weather incidents, civil unrest, and other events that pose a major threat to public safety or a significant disruption to civil society.

You may contact Emergency Services for questions about:
  • Hillsborough County emergency preparedness
  • Emergency management services
  • Emergency first response services
  • Natural disasters
  • Emergency Management Office jobs and employment
Hillsborough County Emergency Management Agencies

Hillsborough County Emergency Services agencies coordinate emergency response activities with other government agencies and interface with the public and business community. Hillsborough County Emergency Services agencies may be referred to as the Department or Office of Emergency Services, or the Department of Civil Preparedness. At the Federal level, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is charged with providing Emergency Services. Organizationally, Emergency Services agencies may be independent departments, or they may be considered a division of a larger public safety department. FEMA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Emergency Preparedness

Hillsborough County Emergency Management agencies prepare plans for emergency events, which detail procedures and the roles and responsibilities of various agencies. When an event is known in advance, such as a developing hurricane, Emergency Services coordinates the preparation and planning of Hillsborough County Public Safety agencies, Hillsborough County Public Works agencies, Hillsborough County Utilities, hospitals, and other essential entities to minimize an emergency's impact and ensure an effective and rapid response. Emergency Services is usually the liaison to counterparts at other levels of Florida Government Offices.

Emergency Response Services in Hillsborough County, FL

During an emergency event, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) may be activated in Hillsborough County. An EOC is equipped with communications networks, an uninterruptible power supply, and other resources that enable it to serve as the central location for managing and responding to the event. The EOC will usually remain activated during the recovery period following an emergency event. It can also be used during non-emergency times for Hillsborough County disaster planning and preparedness training.