Wood County Health Department has a diverse and well-trained team dedicated to emergency preparedness. We help strengthen Wood County’s workforce and enable our community to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. We do this by:
Your family should be ready in advance of an emergency. Use resources from Ready.gov to build an emergency kit, create your plan and be informed.
You may need to survive without assistance for a period of time during or after a severe emergency. Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may not be available. You should be prepared with at least three days’ worth of food, water and other necessities for each member of your household (and your pets). Learn about additional items to consider adding to your emergency supply kit at Ready.gov/kit
Before an emergency happens, discuss with your family how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go and what you will do in an emergency. Keep a copy of this plan in your emergency supply kit or another safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster.
As you prepare for an emergency, consider all the strategies, services, devices, tools and techniques you use to live with a disability on a daily basis. Keep in mind that you may need medications, durable medical equipment, consumable medical supplies, your service animal, assistive technology, communications tools, disability service providers, accessible housing, transportation and health-related items.
Different types of emergencies require different types of preparation. Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Make sure your family has a plan and practices it often.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers as well as local and state-level partners to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. MRC units prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks.
The first step is to sign up at OhioResponds. This is Ohio’s volunteer registration system and provides a way to send notices to volunteers and gives liability protection for the agency and volunteers when they are called upon.
Next, for safety and efficiency, volunteers must view basic training videos before their application is accepted.
Public Health Emergency Management involves mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery planning to lessen the impact of disasters.
WCHD Emergency Response Plan
WCHD Mass Fatality Response Annex
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