McHenry County Department of Health - Emergency Preparedness & Response
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 September is National Preparedness Month, Click Here to Find Out More.

 

Working to Protect the Health and Safety of McHenry County Residents by Planning for and Responding to Public Health Emergencies

Emergency preparedness means being ready for a disaster. It is important to know what we can expect and how we will respond to a disaster before it happens. McHenry County Department of Health is preparing for a prompt and effective response to a variety of public health emergencies.  By working with our community partners, we can respond to natural or man-made events.  We are committed to protecting our residents by:

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  • Refining and practicing our emergency plans                                                        

  • Educating the community

  • Conducting training for our staff and volunteers

  • Collaborating with local, state, and federal partners

Within this site you will find information and resources to learn more about potential threats facing McHenry County and how you can prepare for these threats. Every citizen has a role in emergency preparedness and can do something to make their families safer, stronger and ready to face a disaster. Even a small amount of preparation can make a huge difference. Being prepared for an emergency saves lives. Make it a priority!

 

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Looking for a Chance to Help Your Community?

Check out the Volunteer page to learn more about the McHenry County Medical Reserve Corps. Volunteers from all walks of life are needed.

 

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