Montezuma County Public Health safeguards the public safety by coordinating Emergency Preparedness for our community.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE (EPR)
The EPR department works with local agencies to inform, educate and empower the community about disaster preparedness. We provide training and exercises to provide a competent public health work force. We participate in a regional Health Care Coalition to work closely with other medical- and health-related agencies. When necessary, the EPR Coordinator responds to local and state disasters to coordinate efforts with other agencies.
ADDITIONAL EPR RESOURCES
- READY.GOV – FEMA’s Disaster Preparedness website. How to develop an evacuation plan, build a go-kit, and be ready for an emergency.
- CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response – Center for Disease Control’s Emergency Preparedness and Response website. How to prepare for natural and man-made disasters, including chemical disasters and hazmat events.
- READY Colorado – Colorado Preparedness Website. How to build a go-kit, how to live in wildfire country, information for kids, and available classes and training in emergency preparedness.
- CSU Extension: Info for Horse Owners – Wildfire Preparedness information for Horse Owners, provided by Colorado State University’s Extension Office.
- FLU.GOV – Information about flu, the flu vaccine, pandemic awareness and updates on seasonal flu statistics.
- More information on Emergency Preparedness can be obtained by calling 970-564-4777
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