Emergency Preparedness Begins With You!Being prepared can mean taking a few simple actions like having:
Planning for the Unexpected
- A plan for your family in the event of a fire.
- Extra food in the house when a snowstorm is predicted.
- Flashlights with working batteries.
- A hand-crank radio.
- A non-electric phone in case of a power outage.
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Is Our Community Prepared?
Efforts to educate the public regarding emergency preparedness have increased a lot in recent years; but are those efforts effective? Do people take emergency preparedness seriously? Read more...
Volunteering in an Emergency
It has been our pleasure over the past decade to connect with our community and identify people who are willing and able to assist in our Public Health emergency response efforts. To effectively respond to a large scale health emergency we would need over 1,500 prepared volunteers! Please consider joining our volunteer team.
To talk to a Public Health Representative about becoming a volunteer, please contact us.
To register as an Ontario County Volunteer, click here.
If you are considering becoming a volunteer, learn more about recommended courses offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These courses are free of charge and will prepare you for your role as a volunteer.
- ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS).
- IS-700.a, Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS).