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Mosquitoes spread viruses and parasites that cause diseases like chikungunya, dengue, Zika and malaria. To lessen the likelihood of seeing additional Zika cases in Brevard County, it is important to reduce the number of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes by eliminating containers of standing water which would serve as mosquito breeding grounds.

  • Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are container-breeding mosquitoes; elimination of standing water – in pots, abandoned pools, bird baths, old tires, etc. – around homes and businesses is the most effective method of control.
  • These mosquitoes are not produced in wetlands or other typical habitats – roadside ditches, retention ponds, swales -- normally associated with mosquito production.
  • Mosquito control donuts (larvicide slow release tablets) are available for purchase at home improvement stores. They assist with controlling mosquito breeding in areas of stagnant waters (bird baths, abandoned pools, etc.) and last for approximately 30 days. .
  • The Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are daytime feeders, take cover by nightfall and do not travel far.

If you notice mosquitoes in the area, notify Brevard County Mosquito Control at 321-264-5032. When outside, wear mosquito repellent and sufficient clothing to prevent being bitten.

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Disasters

Disaster strikes anytime and anywhere. It takes many forms -- a hurricane, a tornado, a flood, a fire or a hazardous spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It builds over days or weeks, or hits suddenly, without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences. Quite often, Brevard County residents become affected by these events.
Emergency Management is an independent department of the county government, reporting to the Board of County Commissioners through the County Manager's Office.

 

Mission  

To provide Brevard County residents, businesses and industries, non-profit organizations, and local governments the education and support necessary to reduce the loss of life and human suffering; to minimize property damage; and to protect environmentally sensitive areas from all types of disasters through a comprehensive, risk-based, all-hazard emergency management program.

 

What Emergency Management Does

Brevard County Emergency Management provides communication and coordination of emergency services before and after a disaster.  Emergency Management is also responsible for a number of contingency and preparedness plans, and provides education on how to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters.

  • Coordinates emergency operations
  • Writes and updates the County's Emergency Management Plan
  • Coordinates shelter locations and staffing
  • Performs annual compliance reviews on all Health Care Facilities' emergency plans
  • Gathers information for Fire and Law Enforcement on which businesses use and store hazardous chemicals
  • Coordinates and plans with the State Division of Emergency Management and other local emergency management agencies and organizations
  • Coordinates requests for State and Federal help following disasters
  • Coordinates and provides training and practice exercises and drills
  

Brevard County Emergency Management Office

1746 Cedar Street
Rockledge, Florida 32955
Tel: (321) 637-6670
Fax: (321) 633-1738

Director
Kimberly Prosser

 
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