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Emergency Preparedness and Response

FL Dept of Health in Pinellas - Public Health Preparedness Manager

  • 727-507-4346
  • Fax

  • Mailing Address

    8751 Ulmerton Road, STE 2000

    Largo, FL 33771

Public Health Preparedness Programs

The Public Health Preparedness (PHP) Program coordinates planning and program development for the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County and other local and state agencies to protect the public health of Florida's citizens and visitors from the effects of manmade and naturally-occurring events. The goals of the program are to upgrade preparedness for and response to bioterrorism, outbreaks of infectious disease, and other public health threats and emergencies.

Key Activities

Emergency Planning

  • Strategic National Stockpile Planning
  • Cities Readiness Initiative
  • General Disaster Planning
  • Pandemic Influenza
  • Special Needs Shelters
  • Hurricane Information
  • Bioterrorism Readiness


  • Syndromic Surveillance
  • First Watch™ Surveillance
  • Food & Waterborne Illness Surveillance
  • Hazmat Incident
  • BioWatch
  • Biological Detection System (BDS)

Response Training

  • Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS)
  • Smallpox Response
  • Mass Casualty Plan
  • Response Training Exercise