Central Racine County Health Department

 

Emergency Preparedness

 
 
Public Health Preparedness
Protecting the health of the community requires a public health workforce that is well prepared to respond to a wide range of public health threats.

The Health Department has been working with partner agencies to prepare for all types of public health emergencies. These emergencies could range from an incident of severe weather to an act of terrorism. Currently, the Health Department has an all hazards Public Health Emergency Plan (PHEP) and two appendices, the Mass Clinic Plan and Pandemic Influenza Plan. Federal grant funding is used to continuously improve response plans, hold trainings for employees and community members, purchase equipment, and conduct drills and exercises to test the different plans and identify gaps. These efforts have made the Health Department more prepared than ever before.

Preparedness at Home
It is important for individuals to be prepared at home for any type of disaster. Your survival may depend on it. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends that individuals are able to make it on their own for at least 3 days following a disaster. Please visit some of the websites below to learn how to prepare yourself for any type of disaster.

Emergency Preparedness Planning Resources
 Points of Dispensing Brochure
 Emergency Preparedness Brochure
 Pandemic Influenza Brochure
 www.ready.gov
 www.redcross.org
 www.pandemic.wisconsin.gov

Extreme Weather
Weather in Wisconsin is generally enjoyable, although there are extreme situations that can potentially be dangerous. There are precautions that we can all take to stay safe. See links below for more information:

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
 www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/injuryprevention/weatherrelated
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/