The Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Service Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP) works with other public health programs to develop strategies to anticipate, detect, assess and understand the health risks and impacts of an emergency.
The EPP develops plans to prepare Hamilton County to respond to, mitigate and recover from all public health threats and emergencies.
Sources of public health emergencies include, but are not limited to:
- Communicable disease outbreaks
- Chemical accidents or attacks
- Natural disasters
The EPP works closely with the Hamilton County Emergency Services Department, the NYS Department of Health, and health departments and hospitals in neighboring counties to maximize response efforts.
The EPP serves as a resource for health providers, schools, businesses and the general public in matters of emergency preparedness.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROCESS IN HAMILTON COUNTY
Prepare your family in advance
Create and test a family emergency plan
Prepare emergency supplies for your family
Pets are family members – prepare them for emergencies too
Become a volunteer
Check with your town to see where help is needed
Sign up at ServeNY to volunteer with the Hamilton County and/or state health department
Call Hamilton County Public Health directly at 518-548-6497 to volunteer
Emergency Preparedness Quiz
Click here to take a brief quiz to see how prepared you are for emergencies!
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Incidents identified as potential (and/or historical) hazards in Hamilton County:
Click on each hazard listed to find out how to prepare
- Severe Storms
- Winters Storms & Extreme Cold
- Prolonged Power Outages
- Pandemic Influenza
Other Preparedness Resources
- College Students and Emergency Preparedness
- Children and Disasters
- Generator Safety
- Shelter In Place
- CDC Preparedness
- NYS DOH Preparedness
- Safeguard NY
- Red Cross