Since the September 11th attacks, public health emergencies continue to happen.
In whatever form they appear:
-outbreaks from food or disease
-weather related emergencies
Preparedness is meant to ensure a swift, effective response.
Whether an outbreak of Ebola, or the Measles and Mumps outbreaks that occurred in numerous counties in Ohio, it demonstrates that no community is immune!
The Logan County Health District has several emergency plans and works collaboratively with county agencies. Plans are reviewed and updated annually. Health District employees are trained and exercise the plans.
Should the need arise for mass vaccination/prophylaxis, the Health District will assume the lead role. We have plans in place to operate an Open Point of Dispensing (POD) site. What is a POD ?
To review and/or provide feedback on any of our plans, please contact the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at (937) 651-6191.
Disasters most likely to occur in Logan County are:
- Extreme Weather (heat, cold, storms, tornado)
- Hazardous Material Incident
- Outbreaks (food, disease, pandemic influenza)
- Power Outage
What is your Game PLAN? ARE YOU READY?
The following information is provided as a resource for you and your family to make a plan, build a kit and be ready for various emergencies
American Red Cross Preparedness - ARC
Centers for Disease Control Preparedness - CDC
Emergency Management Agency Preparedness - FEMA
http://www.ready.gov/ - Build a Kit
Ohio Department of Health Preparedness - ODH
Flood Clean up Manual
NOAA Weather Radio
Numbering Your House
Winter Car Survival Kit