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Emergency Alert Program

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Get alerted to emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert & Notification Program. This program enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, hazardous conditions and other emergencies that may affect your neighborhood.

You will receive time-sensitive messages based on the locations and information you set up in your account. Choose up to five addresses to receive information about your home, business and school locations. Options to receive the notifications are the following: your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages, the ContactBridge App and more.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Liberty County Emergency Management (EM) Office is to coordinate response and recovery efforts in Liberty County in the wake of catastrophic events. Liberty EM, is also responsible for coordinating mitigation and preparedness activities in the county. Through planning and education Liberty EM helps to prepare Liberty County citizens, businesses, and government agencies for threats from hurricanes and tropical storms, other weather emergencies, as well as man made or technological emergencies such as hazardous materials spills and wild fires.

Rhonda Lewis

Ben Guthrie
Emergency Management Director

Lisa Shuler

Lisa Shuler
Assistant Emergency Management Director

Cody Barfield

Cody Barfield
911 Coordinator & Mosquito Control

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

10979 NW Spring Street
Bristol, Florida 32321
Phone: 850.643.2339 Fax: 850.643.3499

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is the central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the fundamentals of emergency management, preparedness, or disaster management functions at a strategic level during an emergency, and ensuring the continuity of operations for the entire county.

The EOC gathers information to make decisions that protect life and property, maintain continuity of the organization, within the scope of applicable laws, and deliver those decisions to all concerned agencies and individuals.

Built in May 2010 and funded from an EOC Grant, it houses the Emergency Management staff including the 9-1-1 Coordinator/Mosquito office, provides an office for volunteers (i.e., Red Cross, etc.), and a large training room for staff, law enforcement and various other organizations within the county.


Emergency Declarations

Local State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Idalia

Emergency Declaration

Liberty County Tornado State of Emergency

Emergency Declaration


Emergency Declaration

2022 Disaster Supply checklist

2022 Disaster Supply Checklist

Liberty County Shelter Operations Links


Below are your tools to familiarize yourself with Basic Shelter Operations.

Please click on the Shelter Worker Questionnaire prior to taking the Role in Shelter Operations Quiz.

Both actions are required to become an official Shelter Worker.

By submitting the Shelter Worker Questionnaire and the Shelter Operations Quiz, you are committing to Liberty County Emergency Management that you will report to the designated shelter upon activation.

Liberty County 2021 Sheltering Plan (PDF)
Shelter Worker Questionnaire
Role in Shelter Operations (download the power point to hear the Role in Shelter Operations training)
Role in Shelter Operations Quiz
Shelter Forms (zip)
FEMA Forms (zip)


Public Notices