Paul Womble


 Phone: 863-298-7000

 Toll Free: 800-780-5346

Street Address:  

1890 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL  33880

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 9005
Drawer EM01
Bartow, FL  33831-1458

Office Hours of Operation:

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

Emergency Management

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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 Emergency Management helps coordinate include:

  • Radio Shop
  • 9-1-1 Addressing - (863) 519-7320 -
  • Emergency Planning - Emergency Management is responsible for the development and updating county emergency plans.
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