Emergency Management Plans


Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is an operation-orientated document authorized by Chapter 252, Florida Statues. The CEMP establishes the framework to ensure that St. Johns County and its municipalities will be adequately prepared to deal with all hazards threatening the lives and property of St. Johns County citizens. The CEMP outlines the roles, responsibilities and coordination mechanisms of local county and municipal governments, state and federal agencies and volunteer organizations in a disaster.


Local Mitigation Strategy Plan (LMS)

Public Notice
The St. Johns County Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group meeting will take place at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at the Emergency Operations Center. All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information please call (904) 824-5550 or email LNelson@sjcfl.us.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in the proceedings should contact St. Johns County Emergency Management at (904) 824-5550.

The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) is a multi-hazard plan which identifies local hazards, vulnerabilities, and potential mitigation solutions. This FEMA-approved plan is required to be eligible for federal mitigation grants and must be updated every five years.

The planning process requires the development of an LMS Working Group comprised of county staff, municipal representatives, special districts, relevant state agencies, local nonprofits, and any interested residents or businesses. The LMS Working Group meets publicly every quarter to review the plan and any new or ongoing mitigation projects. For any questions or suggestions regarding St. Johns County Local Mitigation Strategy please contact: lnleson@sjcfl.us.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance