The Tampa Business Emergency Council (TBEC) was created to assist the business community in preparation for, and recovery from, emergencies and disasters. The TBEC organization and website (link below) provides information and resources to that end.
The mission of the Tampa Business Emergency Council is to act as a clearinghouse of information and as a liaison between the Tampa Bay Business Community and the City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Center.
TBEC will represent the Tampa Bay business community in the Emergency Operations Center by filling the ESF-18 role. It will provide a framework that is predictable and repeatable which will result in effective communication during times of disruption. It will also provide training, awareness, and preparedness campaigns during peacetime in order to ensure businesses understand what types of support are available and how to request them. This group will be comprised of businesses from the Tampa Bay area who are interested in participating.