Emergency Preparedness is a Division of the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department.  The Emergency Preparedness Division confronts potential and immediate disasters and city-wide emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and terrorism through planning and preparations designed to save lives and minimize damage. Responsible for disaster preparedness in accordance with and in support of national and state emergency plans and programs, the division also serves as the Duval County Emergency Management agency overseeing the Emergency Operations Center and The Consolidated City of Jacksonville/Duval County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan