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Emergency Management Division

About the Division

The Emergency Management Division exists in accordance with Florida Statutes and serves as the local emergency management agency for Bradford County. Florida law allows for the Board of County Commissioners to delegate Emergency Management responsibilities to a county constitutional officer. In Bradford County, the Sheriff has been tasked with fulfilling these obligations, thus giving way to the Emergency Management Division.

As prescribed by law, the Emergency Management Division is tasked with several responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

  • Maintaining the County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP).
  • Conducting reviews of emergency management plans for external entities.
  • Establishing and coordinating the Emergency Operations Center to provide continuity of government and direction and control of emergency operations
  • Coordinating with emergency management officials on local, state, and federal levels.

The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division is an all-hazards emergency management agency. Following the motto, “One Team, One Mission”, we stand ready with our partners to prepare for, respond to, and recover from any disaster that impacts Bradford County.

About the Director

Per Florida State Statutes, each county emergency management agency is required to have a director, who must be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Effective August 27th, 2020, Lieutenant Bradley G. Witt was appointed as Emergency Management Director by the Bradford County Board of County Commissioners. For more information on Lt. Witt, please see the Command Staff Page.

Emergency Management Links

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E911 Mapping & Addressing

Flood Information

Helpful Links

Hurricane Preparation

Shelter Information

Local Mitigation Strategy

Local State of Emergency



Contact Information

Lieutenant Brad Witt
Emergency Management Director
945-B N. Temple Ave.
Starke, FL 32091
Office: 904.966.6910
Fax: 904.966.6160

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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