Emergency Preparedness

Public health plays a vital role in emergency preparedness planning and response. After major disasters, workers are often called upon to participate in a coordinated response and to protect residents from disease outbreaks and other hazards due to:

  • Contaminated food and water
  • Chemical releases
  • Insect-borne diseases
  • Unmet medical needs

Park County Public Health and other first responders lead the County’s disaster preparedness efforts. The agency is focused on health emergencies that could potentially harm many people, such as pandemics, food borne diseases, hazardous releases, natural disasters, and terrorism. For more information on emergency preparedness, see:

Emergency Management System Phases

Local and State public health authorities have always played an important role in all phases of the emergency management system, including:

  • Preparedness planning and hazard mitigation
  • Emergency response
  • Disaster recovery

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

For Information about how to register for the Public Emergency Notification System for Park County see CODERed.