Florida's ESF-18 is committed to engaging the private sector in disaster response.
Emergency Support Function (ESF) 18 was developed as part of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) to integrate disaster response with private sector organizations. ESF-18 coordinates local, state, and federal agency actions that provide immediate and short-term assistance for the needs of business, industry, and economic stabilization. Further, ESF-18 works with business and industry to identify available resources to meet the needs of the state and its citizens.
Working together to ensure that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts.Mission of SERT and the Florida Division of Emergency Management