Emergency Management

Pete McNally


Phone NumberPhone: (863) 519-7350
Toll Free NumberToll Free:
Email petemcnally@polkfl.com
Customer Service NumberCustomer Service:
(863) 519-7350
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Emergencies NumberEmergencies: (863) 534-7351
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Street Address:

1890 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 9005
Drawer FR05
Bartow, FL 33831-1458

Office Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Emergency Management Location Map
  • Emergency Management Reading Room
  • Emergency Management Events
  • Disaster Perparedness
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Public Safety Notification
  • Sandbag Fill Sites
  • Special Needs
  • Fire Rescue

Emergency Management is responsible for planning and coordinating actions to prepare, respond, and recover from natural or man-made disasters in Polk County. 

It manages the County Emergency Operations Center, which is the central coordination facility for all disasters. It also plans and conducts emergency training and serves as a liaison with state and federal emergency agencies.

Emergency Management also partners to produce the Polk County's annual Hurricane Shelter Map, Hurricane Shopping List, and educational events to help citizens prepare themselves for a potential disaster.

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Additional responsibilities that the Emergency Management Bureau helps coordinate include:

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Polk County Board of County Commissioners

330 W. Church St.
PO Box 9005
Bartow, FL 33831-9005
(863) 534-6000

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