Disaster Preparedness Tips
Essentials to Disaster Preparedness:
- Be Informed – Know your local hazards or when traveling research hazards you may encounter while you travel and when you arrive at your destination.
- Make a Plan – Based on the information you learn from your research above, develop a plan to use if you encounter a disaster
- Get or Build a Kit – Based on the identified hazards and plan build a disaster kit conducive to your home, travel, or destination.
Build a Disaster Kit
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
The purpose of the Kern County Emergency Preparedness Program is to ensure Kern County Public Health, the County’s first responders and health care systems are prepared to respond to public health emergencies in an effective and coordinated manner.
The Kern County Emergency Preparedness (EP) Program resides within the Public Health Department and is under the direction of the Emergency Medical Services Director.
Incidents that would involve Public Health include:
- Natural disasters
- Technological disasters
- Bioterrorism incidents
- Other acts of terrorism, including chemical and radiological
- Pandemic Flu
Local Healthcare Coalition
To help our County respond and recover quickly from emergencies, the Kern County Department of Public Health Services Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) invites healthcare entities to join in planning for disasters. Two ways to do this include: 1) signing a Partner Participation Agreement (PPA) and 2) joining the local Healthcare Coalition’s Disaster Medical Planning Group (DMPG)
For more information on partnering with Public Health Emergency Preparedness, please contact:
Vince Pierucci at (661) 868-5218.
Partner Participation Agreement (PPA)
The PPA creates a framework for timely support and information sharing among healthcare entities in planning for emergencies.
Information Sheet along with the signed copy of the PPA