The Bureau of Response coordinates operational response at the state level. The bureau is home to the Operations Section which includes the State Watch Office and Meteorology; the Logistics Section which is responsible for contract negotiations, vendor management, resource acquisition, deployment, tracking and management; the Infrastructure Section which provides technical assistance to county governments with surveying and retrofitting hurricane shelters; and the Regional Coordination Team which provides technical & emergency advisory assistance to Florida's County EM Offices on behalf of DEM and serves as the initial response element for the agency during emergencies and disasters impacting Florida.

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