Department of Management Services
Emergency Support Function-Communications (ESF 2)
The Department of Management Services provides communications assistance during emergencies and disasters.
- DMS is lead agency for communications under direction of the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM). Chapter 252, Florida Statutes
- DMS is "…directed to cooperate with any federal, state, or local emergency management agency in providing for emergency communications services." Chapter 282.102 (13), Florida Statutes
- Under DEM authority, the DMS, as lead agency for the Emergency Support Function-Communications (ESF 2), is the first point of contact for telecommunications service providers for equipment and services coordination to provide communications support statewide before, during, and after emergencies or disasters.
- The ESF 2 support network consists of a dedicated team of telecommunications professionals with expertise in radio systems, voice/data/network communications, and project management.
Information related to Florida's Emergency Operations Center is located at the following website: http://www.floridadisaster.org/eoc.