The Office of Emergency Response (OER) responds to environmental pollution threats in every form. Responding to incidents involving petroleum spills caused by vehicle accidents to chemical plant explosions to coastal oil spills, OER provides technical and on-site assistance to ensure threats to the environment and human safety are quickly and effectively addressed.
In addition, the office works with local public safety officials and emergency response contractors to minimize threats to the environment. OER offices are located throughout the state, with headquarters in Tallahassee.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.