Emergency Preparedness

Robin Groves - Program Director
118 Home Avenue, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793
Phone:  740-472-1677 Ext. 9
Email:  Robin.Groves@odh.ohio.gov

If you wish to review or comment on the Health Department All-Hazards Response Plan, please e-mail or call me to schedule an appointment.

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst ~ English Proverb

CodeRed Emergency and Mass Notification Sysytem

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant has been used to strengthen Monroe County Health Department's infrastructure and increase their ability to respond to public health incidents since 2004.  Plans have been developed, are routinely reviewed and updated, and are exercised on a regular basis by all critical responders.

Through grant funding, we purchased and stocked an emergency response trailer that will allow us to quickly respond to a public health incident offsite if necessary.  We also acquired a 20 bed portable morgue unit through other grant funding - further preparing us for any untimely, unfortunate, large-scale disaster.

Being prepared doesn’t just mean having some spare batteries on hand or knowing who you would call in an emergency situation, but those ARE all part of the needed planning to help protect yourself and your family prior to an emergency.

An emergency is a sudden unexpected crisis that requires some type of immediate action and disrupts your daily life.

An emergency may last for a short time span or may stretch out over a period of several days or weeks.

Emergencies can be manmade or arise as a result of a natural disaster - regardless, there are 3 easy steps you can take to be better prepared for the future.

  1. Get a Kit - http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/index.html

  2. Make a Plan - http://www.ready.gov/america/makeaplan/index.html

  3. Be Informed - http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/index.html


For other “Getting Back to the Basics” info, try these links:

Water Treatment Methods for Managing an Unsafe Water Supply:

       Learn How to Shelter-In-Place: http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/Preparedness/shelterinplace.pdf

     Tips on Natural Disasters & Severe Weather: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/
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Additional links to sites with helpful emergency preparedness information:

CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/

American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/

Ohio Department of Health: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/

FEMA: http://www.fema.gov/



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