Welcome to the City Manager's Office - Emergency Management Division


776 NE 125 Street
North Miami, FL 33161
Telephone: 305.893.6511
Fax: 305.893.1367
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Commander Angelo M. Brinson, II - Emergency Manager
Telephone: 305.893.6511, Ext.12107
E-Mail: abrinson@northmiamifl.gov

Cyncia Raymond - Emergency Management Analyst
Telephone: 305.891.0294, Ext. 23209
E-Mail: craymond@northmiamifl.gov

Athalie Edwards - Emergency Management Specialist
Telephone: 305.891.0294, Ext.23200
E-Mail: aedwards@northmiamifl.gov

Mission Statement - The Division of Emergency Management (DEM) protects our community by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve our response to various emergencies. This includes mitigation, preparation, response and recovery from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other man-made disasters.

Vision
The Division of Emergency Management (DEM) seeks to promote a safer, less vulnerable community with the capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from all emergencies, hazards and disasters.

The North Miami Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is responsible for comprehensively planning for, responding to and recovering from all manner of disasters, whether man-made or natural. The DEM utilizes a “Whole Community” concept for training and preparedness activities that include community outreach and education programs and building public-private partnerships between our residents, business owners and city employees.

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Critical Infrastructure Preparedness

The Nation's critical infrastructure provides essential services that underpin American society and sustain the American way of life. Critical infrastructure supports major aspects of our daily life such as electrical power, the potable water, transportation systems, first responders and hospitals in our communities, farms that grow and raise our food, and the Internet and communication systems we rely on to stay in touch.

The security and resilience of these critical infrastructure systems is vital not only to public confidence, but also to the Nation’s safety, prosperity, and well-being. A public that can identify unusual and suspicious behavior is essential to protecting our communities from terrorist threats, whether the threat be homegrown or foreign.

"If You See Something, Say Something"® is not just a catchy slogan, but a strategy to follow to keep us all safe. Whether on your way to work, walking in your neighborhood, or out and about in your community, remember: We all play a role in keeping our communities safe.

Remember to stay vigilant and say something when you see signs of suspicious activity. Familiarize yourself with the signs of terrorism-related suspicious activity and when you notice something out of the ordinary, report who or what you saw, when you saw it, where it occurred and why it's suspicious to local authorities (or 9-1-1, in case of an emergency). Click on the following link for a printable flyer by the Department of Homeland Security on ways you can be vigilant: See Something, Say Something

Watch the following video from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to learn how you can help keep your community safe:

 

Active Shooter Awareness

An active shooter is an individual who attempts to kill numerous people usually in a confined space. Active shooter incidents are mostly unpredictable and rapidly evolve. On average the events last between 10 to 15 minutes. Quick thinking individuals can often mitigate the amount of destruction wrought by enacting the following safety measures.

During

RUN and escape, if possible.

  • Getting away from the shooter or shooters is the top priority.
  • Leave your belongings behind and get away.
  • Help others escape, if possible, but evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow.
  • Warn and prevent individuals from entering an area where the active shooter may be.
  • Call 911 when you are safe, and describe the shooter, location, and weapons.

HIDE, if escape is not possible.

  • Get out of the shooter’s view and stay very quiet.
  • Silence all electronic devices and make sure they won’t vibrate.
  • Lock and block doors, close blinds, and turn off lights.
  • Don’t hide in groups- spread out along walls or hide separately to make it more difficult for the shooter.
  • Try to communicate with police silently. Use text message or social media to tag your location, or put a sign in a window.
  • Stay in place until law enforcement gives you the all clear.
  • Your hiding place should be out of the shooter's view and provide protection if shots are fired in your direction.

FIGHT as an absolute last resort.

  • Commit to your actions and act as aggressively as possible against the shooter.
  • Recruit others to ambush the shooter with makeshift weapons like chairs, fire extinguishers, scissors, books, etc.
  • Be prepared to cause severe or lethal injury to the shooter.
  • Throw items and improvised weapons to distract and disarm the shooter.

After

  • Keep hands visible and empty.
  • Know that law enforcement’s first task is to end the incident, and they may have to pass injured along the way.
  • Officers may be armed with rifles, shotguns, and/or handguns and may use pepper spray or tear gas to control the situation.
  • Officers will shout commands and may push individuals to the ground for their safety.
  • Follow law enforcement instructions and evacuate in the direction they come from, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Take care of yourself first, and then you may be able to help the wounded before first responders arrive.
  • If the injured are in immediate danger, help get them to safety.
  • While you wait for first responders to arrive, provide first aid. Apply direct pressure to wounded areas and use tourniquets if you have been trained to do so.
  • Turn wounded people onto their sides if they are unconscious and keep them warm.
  • Consider seeking professional help for you and your family to cope with the long-term effects of the trauma.

Ready.gov / U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Click here to view a video by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

 

 

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