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Emergency Preparedness

Explore emergency preparedness resources from public health, including:

  • Guidance for community members
  • Tools and resources for organizations
  • Emergency response plans
  • How to get involved

Select a topic below to learn more.

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Self-preparedness guidelines

What to do during public health emergencies and dangers.

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Join the Public Health Reserve Corps (PHRC)

The PHRC bridges gaps in access to care prior to and during emergencies to our most vulnerable residents.

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Emergency preparedness planning and response

Emergency response plans to mobilize health and medical resources and personnel.

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Community Resilience + Equity

Ensuring that groups impacted by inequities are no more impacted than any other group in an emergency.

The Preparedness Section is responsible for maintaining emergency response plans that describe and guide the department's response activities within the scope of Emergency Support Function #8: Public Health and Medical Services.

We also rely on other preparedness professionals and organizations, including the Northwest Healthcare Response Network and city and county emergency managers, to coordinate and share resources and information during a response.