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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.

ESF 2 Contact

Danette McBride
Emergency Coordinating Officer (ECO) for ESF 2
Department of Management Services
Division of Telecommunications
(850)922-6437, Office
(850)766-0408, Mobile