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.
Nick Roff, Interim Director, Office of Emergency Response
Mr. Roff graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. degree in Environmental Health Science in 2012. He joined the department in 2014 and worked in the Southwest District with a focus on Solid waste, Domestic Wastewater, NPDES Stormwater compliance, and was a Response Assistant for the Office of Emergency Response (OER). Soon after he transferred to the South District where served as a professional Responder for OER. In 2018 he was promoted to the Environmental Administrator of OER and in early 2019, he took on the role as Acting Director.
Mr. Roff is the State’s representative for the U.S. National Response Team’s Regional Response Team IV (RRT IV), and the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). He is also the Emergency Coordination Officer (ECO) for the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), Emergency Support Function-10 (ESF-10).
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.