Santa Rosa County Emergency Management

Navarre Beach first responders ready for the worst

Navarre Beach first responders ready for the worst

If the worst happens on Navarre Beach during the busy summer season, first responders at all stages of the process want to be prepared. With that in mind, agencies came together early June 26 for joint training exercises.   Read the full article in the July 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Santa Rosa steps up hurricane preparedness

Santa Rosa steps up hurricane preparedness

Even before the official start of the hurricane season on June 1, the Santa Rosa County Emergency Management team and Emergency Operations Center are already keeping tabs on two major rain events. Subtropical storm Alberto on Saturday became the first named storm of a season that had not even officially begun. Read the full article […]

Back to School Safety Bash

Santa Rosa County Emergency Management will hold a Back to School Safety Bash from 5-7 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 4499 Pine Forest Road in Milton. The free event will feature food, firetrucks, an ambulance, bicycle helmet fitting, safety information plus kids can enter to win a free bicycle. Bring a school supply item to […]

Ham Radio in the spotlight during field day

Ham Radio in the spotlight during field day

Steve VanDenAkker is the assistant Santa Rosa County ARES Emergency Coordinator and has been using amateur radios for more than 30 years. “I like the fact that, in essence, you can take a car battery and piece of wire and hook it up to a radio and talk half-way around the world with someone,” VanDenAkker […]

Alert Santa Rosa brings emergency info right to your phone

Alert Santa Rosa brings emergency info right to your phone

Santa Rosa County Emergency Management communications are getting an upgrade this month thanks to a new early warning system and App initiated by the Florida Department of Emergency Management. The system, Alert Santa Rosa, is part of a statewide effort to improve disaster communications throughout the state. Residents of the county can sign up for […]

Emergency responders converge for beach training

Emergency responders converge for beach training

Ambulances, a firetruck, Jet Skis and even a Lifeguard helicopter crowded Navarre Beach Friday morning, June 10, as first responders participated in annual training The training was a joint effort by the Navarre Beach Lifeguards, Santa Rosa County Emergency Management, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Navarre Beach Fire Department. Participating first responders ran […]

Navarre Beach: Tsunami Ready Certified

Navarre Beach: Tsunami Ready Certified

In the unlikely event there is a tsunami, Santa Rosa County Emergency Management has completed a Tsunami Plan and completed a “table-top exercise,” according to Brad Baker, Director of Emergency Management for Santa Rosa County, in a memo addressed to the board of county commissioners. Recent studies headed by the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico […]

Keep Your Holidays Bright Fire Safety Campaign Begins Dec. 1

Keep Your Holidays Bright  Fire Safety Campaign Begins Dec. 1

Santa Rosa County emergency service agencies, in collaboration with Escambia County and the City of Pensacola, are teaming up for the ninth year to promote fire safety during the month of December with the “Keep Your Holidays Bright” campaign. While a joyous time of year, cold weather, holiday decorations and festivities can create serious fire […]

Eddy, Hahn talk hurricane readiness

Eddy, Hahn talk hurricane readiness

Edwin “Buz” Eddy from the City of Gulf Breeze and Daniel Hahn from Santa Rosa County Emergency Management talked June 12 with members of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce about being ready for hurricane season. “They say this is supposed to be a below-average year for storms. Whoopee,” Hahn said in a loud […]