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Photo of man in wheelchair. Be prepared before Disaster Strikes. For more information or to register online, please visit coj.net/specialmedicalneeds. You may also register by phone at 904-630-3578. Each client must re-register every year.
February 03, 2020

The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division maintains a registry of clients who have been identified as persons with Special Medical Needs. These individuals require assistance during evacuations and sheltering.

Cricket, the Preparedness Puppy. Cricket is a majestic golden retriever standing in the sunlight.
February 03, 2020
Hi, I’m Cricket, JaxReady’s preparedness puppy. I am a disaster dog in training working to earn my spot on the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department's Urban Search and Rescue canine team. I can’t wait to share all the cool stuff I learn at puppy school about preparing for emergencies and disasters. It is very nice to meet all of you! 
Swift-water rescue team members from Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department wade through floodwaters during Hurricane Irma.
November 05, 2019
Few natural disasters have the potential to do more damage to homes-and the valuables within-than floods. Take a minute to read the Complete Guide to Flood Safety and Preparedness, provided by The National Council For Home Safety and Security, to learn how to protect yourself from floods. 
Cover of the City of Jacksonville Emergency Family Plan. Reads: Be prepared for storm, hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and other natural disasters. Images of clouds, a tornado, wildfire, hurricane, and lightning.
September 12, 2019
Use the City of Jacksonville Emergency Family Plan as a template to ensure you are prepared for emergencies. 
eoc staff looking at map of duval county evacuation zones
August 31, 2019
We will be posting updates here as the situation progresses, so please check back often.
630-CITY Call Center Employee at a Computer Smiling Into Camera
August 30, 2019
City’s Call Center Available to Assist Citizens Ahead of Hurricane Dorian
Mayor Curry gives a press briefing regarding preparedness activities for Tropical Storm Dorian.
August 28, 2019
The Emergency Operations Center is partially activated today, and will be fully operational tomorrow. 

Preparedness Guide Cover
May 31, 2019
In an emergency, every second counts. Planning what to do before a disaster strikes provides the best protection for you and your family. 
Special Needs Registry has moved to the everbridge communication system.
February 08, 2019
The City of Jacksonville Special Medical Needs Registry has transfered to the everbridge communication and notification system. 
Public safety workers wading through floodwaters to rescue citizens.
December 27, 2018
The resilience of states’ coastal cities was tested in 2018 as Americans endured forest fires, hurricanes, flooding and other dangerous natural disasters. When these storms hit, safety is the first priority, but long term health can also be at risk in the weeks and months following a disaster.
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