Resource Links

Disaster Preparedness

Two of the greatest concerns we face as individuals are personal preparedness and resilience in the event of a disaster. Questions involving important topics such as where to go for assistance, who to consider a reliable source of information, and what preventive measures to put in place to reduce the impact of an emergency or disaster race through our minds. In order to prepare yourself for these events, the following links have been provided from reliable, professional and skilled sources, which give information you can use in an informative and easy to understand format. Working together we can ensure the safety of Florida’s citizens and visitors while securing a future for the next generation.
 
American Red Cross Department of Homeland Security
Florida Division of Emergency Management Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Terrorism Advisory System Public Guide (DHS) Travel Tips - U.S. Transportation & Safety Administration

Law Enforcement Initiatives

BusinesSafe - Businesses in Florida play a vital role in the state’s domestic security efforts. BusinesSafe is designed to provide users with tools to protect their business assets while safeguarding Florida’s residents and visitors. Registrants can sign-up to receive email and cell phone alert notifications about breaking news, potential threats or suspicious activity related to a selected business sector. They also have access to fact sheets that provide additional information on how businesses can be protected from potential security breaches. Pamphlets, posters and templates are available for download in support of this initiative.

Computer Crimes - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) recognizes the need for action against computer crime being committed every day in the State of Florida. The Florida Computer Crime Center (FC3) and the regional Cyber High-Tech Crime squads expand on FDLE's initiative to investigate computer related crime. The FC3 and Cyber High-Tech Crime squads have a statewide mission to investigate complex computer crimes, assist with local law enforcement agencies’ investigations, train investigators, disseminate information to the public, and proactively work to identify and prevent future crimes. Additional information about the center can be obtained by visiting the Florida Computer Crime Center webpage.

Secure Florida - An FDLE initiative that aims to raise cyber security awareness for all Floridians—government, business, and individual users. The Secure Florida website offers discussions on all facets of staying safe online. In addition, Secure Florida offers free Cyber Security Awareness for Everyone (CSAFE) classes throughout the state. Floridians can also sign up for cyber newsletters and alerts to keep abreast of the rapidly-changing Internet environment.

Citizen Participation

Millions of individuals dedicate their time, talents, and energy to making a difference in the lives of those who have been impacted by disaster. Whether you have personally experienced an unfortunate incident or know of someone who has, you realize the potentially devastating effect this can have on you, your children, your finances and your overall sense of stability.

Either way, preparedness and participation are the cornerstone of a healthy recovery. The links below not only provide general disaster awareness information and citizen participation opportunities, but they will also provide easy-to-use checklists for preparation of your family and home. Ultimately, participation creates greater awareness and improves overall resiliency.
 
See Something, Say Something Report Suspicious Activity
Ready.gov – Department of Homeland Security Citizen Corps

Health

Communicable diseases continue to cause illness in Florida and other areas around the world. The Florida Department of Health has created the MyFluSafety.com web page, which provides information to prevent illness, recognize the symptoms, and much more.
 
CDC - Emergency Preparedness and You U.S. Health and Human Services