Emergency Preparedness staff work to assure Health Department staff, community partners, and the public have access to the information and resources needed to be prepared for public health-related emergencies. We do this by:
- Reviewing response plans and establishing agreements for community-based mass clinics throughout the service area.
- Participating in, or holding drills and exercises to test our local, regional and statewide plans and capabilities.
- Working with other responders, volunteers and community organizations to establish communications and working relationships before an emergency occurs. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, visit On Call for Vermont.
- Participating in Local Emergency Planning Committee meetings, hospital-sponsored exercises, public clinic planning and exercises, and educational efforts to help prepare target audiences for public health concerns such as avian influenza, measles and anthrax.