WHAT WE DO
Our agency assists other local emergency response teams in numerous kinds of emergency situations. We are an active participant in local, regional, and state bioterrorism and disaster preparedness programs. Our personnel attend training on a regular basis to ensure an efficient and professional response to emergencies in Pike County. State, local, and Tribal health departments play a crucial role in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters of all kinds. We educate the community on ways to ensure their households are prepared and ready to react and recover from any kind of emergency situation.
In the event of a disease outbreak we help with coordination of medical care such as mass dispensing medications, vaccines and other nursing services. We are also prepared to be on-site during any environmental hazard emergencies such as a food truck wreck or restaurant devastation (fire, flood, etc.) ensuring the food is disposed of or taken care of properly, and follow up to inspect establishments upon re-opening after a disaster.
During and following a disaster, our agency along with first responders, and other community officials work together to minimize death and injuries, prevent disease outbreaks and illnesses, and ensure safe housing and facilities for individuals and families. We work together in developing plans to efficiently respond, act and recover from disasters in our area and consider the impacts to people in a community when public health, health care and behavioral health systems are compromised or unavailable during and after a disaster. We inform the community on what they can do to prepare, and what to do during and after a natural disaster to keep our communities as safe as possible.
We evaluate potentially hazardous substances and sites to determine their impact on the public’s health. We provide information to the community about exposure to hazardous substances and ways to reduce exposure until the risk is eliminated.
Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds. Our agency is prepared to assist our communities before, during, and after severe weather disasters strike. We recommend and promote the use of N.O.A.A. Radios which are an all-weather alert system that can provide some margin of time which will allow citizens the opportunity to seek shelter from the approaching severe weather threats.
Pike County is covered by N.O.A.A. at the frequency of 162.475 .
WHAT YOU CAN DO
We are here to educate our communities to help them be prepared for emergencies and disasters of all sorts. Ask us about giving a free presentation for your organization or place of business. We always offer pamphlets in our office that can be picked up during our business hours. You can call and ask to speak with our Environmentalist at any time to ask questions and gain more knowledge and resources. Each button below will direct you to different amazing resources that can help you ensure your preparedness; for yourself, your family and even your pets!
Members of the Local Emergency Planning Commission, the Emergency Services/Communications Task Force and the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT).