When disaster strikes, Public Health is prepared to quickly respond to protect you and your family from potential health threats. We have gathered a wide variety of information and websites you can use to find more information on preparing your family for emergencies. We also have been developing plans for our County Health Department to use in case of emergencies.
Family Disaster Planning
Resources for planning and preparing your family for an emergency or disaster
Emergency preparedness resources for people with disabilities and special medical needs.
Medical Reserve Corps-Emergency Response Volunteers
If you are interested in becoming involved in becoming a Volunteer in our county to assist when we do have an emergency please visit this site.
How the County Is Preparing
Learn about the county’s emergency response plans, including dispensing medications, practice exercises and responder training.
Get the facts about pandemic flu.
Want to Learn More? Links to Helpful Local, State and National Resources:
Pacific County Emergency Management Agency:
Ready America-Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
American Red Cross :
Washington State Department of Health:
Planning Resources for Other Agencies and Professionals
Information, guidance, materials and links to help other professionals plan and prepare for large-scale emergencies:
- Planning Public Health Emergency Response for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors – A guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Pandemic flu planning resources for local government – From the Municipal Research and Services Center.
- Culturally Diverse Communities: Advancing Emergency Preparedness – From the Drexel University School of Public Health
- Best practices and training – Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine
- American Academy of Pediatrics – Children, terrorism, and disaster
- School safety center – Office of the Superintendent of Public instruction
- Emergency planning and preparedness information – National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative
- Bioterrorism: Caring for patients, protecting yourself, volunteer opportunities – American Nurse’s Association
For First Responders
- Office of Emergency Medical and Trauma Prevention – Resources for EMS providers and medical program directors
- Cross Border Emergency Services Agreement – This agreement facilitates sharing of Emergency Medical Service staff and resources between the governments of Washington and British Columbia. (Appendix C revised November 2009)
For healthcare and laboratory personnel
- Center for Biosecurity – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center