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CERT Logo.png  When a catastrophic disaster overwhelms normally available emergency resources, response may be delayed for hours, or even days, potentially leaving many our residents and neighborhoods cut off from outside help. In preparation for such a disastrous event, the City of Hallandale Beach, through the Department of Fire-Rescue, established Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept is based on neighbors helping neighbors. These teams of citizen volunteers are trained to deal with the aftermath of major disasters in the days following such an event. The City of Hallandale Beach also utilizes these volunteers for a number of disaster preparedness functions: evacuation notification, assisting with evacuation of residents, providing help distributing food, water and ice, distributing public information, answering emergency phone calls, providing meals for emergency personnel, and many other tasks. They have played a vital role in our services during Hurricanes Francis, Jeanne, and Wilma.

The CERT Program educates residents about disaster preparedness for hazards that may affect their neighborhoods and community, and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and through disaster drills, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

To help make a difference for your community in its time of greatest need contact Division Chief Lori Williams at (954)457-1470 for more information. The Hallandale Beach Fire Department CERT program is a conveniently scheduled 20-hour, eight-week course of specialized training. Successful completion of the program enhances the participant’s ability to recognize, respond to and recover from a major disaster in our community.  Advanced training is held every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Emergency for Persons with Speech or Hearing Disabilities:

Broward County Hotline:

City of Hallandale Beach Hotline:

City of Hallandale Beach Website:

When you dial 9-1-1 Tap space bar to indicate TTY

(954) 831-4000     and       3-1-1

(954) 457-1400
  During emergencies, the City will publish the latest information on this website for your convenience.  Please come back to this site for more information during emergency situations.
  City of Hallandale Beach Radio Station:  1620 AM
  The City of Hallandale Beach manages 1620 AM, a radio station for up-to-date City information.  Tune your radio to 1620 AM for important information running at all times.  During emergency situations, the City will utilize this station to provide listeners with necessary information to help remain safe during and after the event.
  Comcast Government Access Channel: Channel 78
  The Government Access Channel on Comcast Cable is dedicated to providing our residents with all the information necessary to enjoy living in the City of Hallandale Beach.  This station will be utilized during emergencies to provide up-to-date information regarding the event including shelter openings, emergency phone numbers, sandbag distribution, water distribution sites, and more.
  City of Hallandale Beach Marquee: NE Corner of US1 and SE 3rd Street
400 S. Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
  The City’s Marquee is situated outside of the City Hall Complex on South Federal Highway/US1 and Northeast 3rd Street.  This marquee will be updated during emergencies and will be used to remind residents to tune into 1620AM or Comcast Channel 78 for more information.
  Nearest Storm Shelter (map): Watkins Elementary School
3520 SW 52nd Avenue 
Pembroke Park, FL 33023

Watkins Elementary School in West Park has been designated as a storm shelter for emergency situations.  However, it is important to keep in mind not all shelters are opened immediately.  Each emergency event dictates which shelters are opened and when.  It is important to stay advised of the situation as it unfolds.  You will be able to find shelter openings here on this website during emergencies in addition to the City of Hallandale Beach Radio 1620AM, Comcast Cable Government Access Channel, and your local news stations.

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The Code RED emergency notification system is a communication service available for emergency and non-emergency notifications. Code RED employs intranet mapping capable of geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a telephone calling system capable of delivering a prerecorded message directly to homes and businesses at the rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.

Link to Code Red

  The system's main purpose is to notify citizens or groups of citizens in emergency situations; however the system has the ability to be used for non-emergency notifications as well. The City of Hallandale Beach makes this service available to our citizens, so make sure we have an active phone number for you. Follow the link below to register for notification of emergencies. 

Update Your Emergency Notification Information or call 1(866)939-0911 for assistance

Get the Code Red App!

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  The following agencies are good resources to prepare for any disaster:

National Weather Service
Broward Emergency Management
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
American Red Cross
Florida Power and Light (FPL)
US Small Business Administration

   Register Here for Special Needs
After Hurricane Wilma in 2005, many lessons were learned that will enable emergency management response teams to better plan recovery efforts after a major storm or disaster.

Many residents that were disabled, frail, or had health issues did not evacuate to a shelter and did not have family or friends to assist them during the prolonged power outages in the aftermath of Wilma. Some of these residents experienced serious difficulties. Due to the power and telephone outages some residents were not able to leave their apartments to get assistance or let anyone know that they were in need.
The Vulnerable Population Registration was designed as a joint partnership between all municipalities and Broward County to assist emergency responders to better plan for future recoveries from hurricanes and other disasters. Registering into the database should not be considered as a guarantee that you will be provided services or be placed on a priority list for emergency responders; however, it will help us to be better prepared to respond after a disaster.

All the information provided will be held in the strictest confidence as required by State law. Thank you for taking the time to help us serve you better.

Register with Broward County's Vulnerable Population Registry here 
or call our main office at (954)457-1470 for assistance.

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  Residents who feel they qualify for a Special Needs Shelter are strongly encouraged to register in advance, before a storm threat.

To register, residents should contact:

Broward County Human Services Department     (954) 357-6385 or TTY (954) 357-5608

Residents can download the application from the Broward County emergency preparedness website as well as emergency information for the elderly and disabled. (Page takes some time to load).

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