Emergency Preparedness and Response

As the Public Health Agency for Pitkin County, Community Health Services  leads efforts in preventing, responding to, and recovering from public health emergencies. These emergencies can be natural (blizzard, flooding, or a disease outbreak e.g. pandemic influenza, West Nile virus or meningococcal disease) or manmade (i.e. acts of terrorism, hazardous materials spill).

Staff increases preparedness within the department and the community by planning for emergencies, providing training and exercises, and educating the public. The EPR Program also collaborates with the County's Emergency Management Unit, and other local, state, federal, and non-profit agencies to prepare and respond to a wide range of emergency events in Pitkin County. 

Home Care Guide  Providing Care At Home During Pandemic Flu
Emergency Preparedness information
A Pet Parent’s Guide to Preparing for Emergencies
Keeping Your Family Safe During a Terrorist Attack
How to Prep For Every Type of Natural Disaster
Workplace Safety: Emergency Preparedness
Driving to Safety: The Car Owner’s Guide to Emergency Evacuation
Emergency Preparedness for Children with Special Needs
Responding to Children’s Emotional Needs During Times of Crisis
Home Emergency & Disaster Safety