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.
Get a Kit - http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/index.html
Make a Plan - http://www.ready.gov/america/makeaplan/index.html
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: http://www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/watermanage.shtm#2
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/
Want to Become a VOLUNTEER?:
Additional links to
sites with helpful emergency preparedness
American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/
Ohio Department of Health: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/
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