Emergency Preparedness

Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice is an active participant in local, regional, and state bioterrorism and disaster preparedness. Personnel attend training and planning events on a regular basis to ensure an efficient and professional response to emergencies in Pike County. 

The agency is a member of the Local Emergency Planning Commission, the Emergency Services/Communications Task Force and the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT).  The agency’s personnel participate in local disaster drills with other area emergency responders.  Pike County Health Department, Home Care & Hospice is committed to the safety of all Pike County residents.

Emergency PreparednessPike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice recommends and promotes the use of  N.O.A.A.  Radio.  N.O.A.A. radio is an all weather alert system supported by the National Weather Service that provides an early alert when severe weather is impending or the threat is indicated by radar or trained spotters in the field. The intent of the N.O.A.A. system is to provide some margin of time that allows citizens the opportunity to seek shelter from the approaching threat. Threats include but are not limited to tornado, thunderstorm, high wind, flooding, drought, and any number of other severe weather conditions. Notification timeframe can be
short so immediate action may be required. Pike County is covered by N.O.A.A. at the frequency of 162.475 .