Emergency Preparedness

Public health plays a vital role in emergency preparedness planning and response. We provide education about emerging public health threats and credible information to help prepare and protect the public in the event of an emergency. We prepare to respond to pandemics and other emergencies that threaten public health. In order to do this, Public Health participates in emergency preparedness planning, training and exercises with first-responder agencies and other partners to be better prepared to protect the public.

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

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