WELCOME TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE & PREPAREDNESS

Butte County Public Health Department collaborates with local hospitals and health care providers, fire departments, Office of Emergency Management, law enforcement and other partners to protect the public from negative health outcomes in times of emergencies and disasters.

How We Protect You:

• We provide education about emerging public health threats such as a flu pandemic.
• We provide credible information to help you prepare to protect yourself and your family in an emergency.
• We work to ensure that the Public Health Department's employees and staff are prepared to respond to
   pandemics, natural disasters and other emergencies that threaten public health.
• We coordinate and process requests for health and medical mutual aid resources during emergencies and
   disasters.
• We routinely train and exercise with local and statewide partners to improve emergency response capabilities.

Individuals, agencies, or businesses that desire more information or wish to speak with Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planning staff please feel free to call 538-2166.

How to Prepare

The reality is, if we have a major disaster, our first responders will be stretched thin. In a major disaster, it might be at least three days until vital services are restored. The buttons above provide information and ideas to help prepare your home, work-place, and community for this 72-hour period.


Could You Survive For 72-hrs?
Butte County Public Health, 2010. This document was designed as a collaborate effort between Public Health, Environmental Health, and Animal Control to provide you with information and ideas to help prepare your home, work-place and community for a period of 3 days:
2010 Butte County 72 hr Plan document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

For detailed information on well disinfection and food safety/storage during a power outage please visit our Environmental Health Department website.

Personal Emergency Preparedness Handbook, CARD June 2009

Parents & Caregivers, CARD 2008

What to do If ...

Landslide Safety Checklist, American Red Cross 2009
Thunderstorms Safety Checklist, American Red Cross 2009
Returning Home After Flooding, American Red Cross 2009
Heat Wave Safety Checklist, American Red Cross 2009

Disaster Healthcare Volunteers, Butte County Unit

Program utilized by Butte County Public Health to establish, manage, and deploy an organized group of pre-registered medical or non-medical volunteers to support emergency systems already in place during a disaster event.

General Information

Trainings and Community Events






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Join us this year for the Personal Preparedness Challenge 2010, Get Ready & Stay Ready campaign.  Emergency Planning can be overwhelming if you attempt to think about every situation.  This program (developed by the UCLA Health System) has been designed so that each month, you can take one step to completing your personal preparedness.  At the end of the year, you and your family will have successfully completed a emergency plan and put together a disaster kit.

7 Day Challenge  

The Seven Day Challenge is a mock disaster that will last 7 days in which participants will have a chance to test their level of preparedness in a simulated emergency environment.

Teachers Resources

For Elementary Grade Levels

Butte County Public Health is proud to recommend the award-winning Masters of Disaster cross-discipline disaster preparedness curriculum which teaches children how to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and other emergencies. Developed by the American Red Cross, availability is now in customized formats for both families and educators. This series is an educational tool that will teach youth the importance of preparedness while reducing the fear of the unexpected. The goal is to empower youth with confidence and knowledge to prepare for disasters and help create a culture of preparedness. The lessons are non-threatening, age appropriate and adhere to national education standards.

Direct link to K-8 Curriculum

Butte County Emergency Medical Care Committee (EMCC) Disaster Sub-Committee Meeting Schedule 2012

The EMCC Disaster Planning sub-committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month to discuss disaster planning, training and the exercising of facility disaster plans. The group potentiates response abilities by pulling resources together from multiple disciplines including, hospitals, clinics, tribal health, skilled nursing facilities and several county departments. A portion of this meeting is dedicated to the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) which includes updates, equipment/supply purchases, contract development and Partnership Coalition activities. This meeting is an excellent forum for exchange of information related to disaster response and planning. Below are the meeting dates and time for 2012:

Date
Time
Location
01/16/2013
2:00pm
Enloe Conference Center
02/20/2013
2:00pm
TBD
03/20/2013
2:00pm
TBD
04/17/2013
2:00pm
TBD
05/15/2013
2:00pm
TBD
06/19/2013
2:00pm
TBD
07/17/2013
2:00pm
TBD
08/21/2013
2:00pm
TBD
09/18/2013
2:00pm
TBD
10/16/2013
2:00pm
TBD
11/20/2013
2:00pm
TBD
12/18/2013
2:00pm
TBD

Regional Training Flyers

Hospital Emergency Department Management of Radiation Accidents

ICS 300

N-95 Training Announcement

Red Cross Psychological First Aid

Emergency Preparedness Links

Butte County Sheriff-Coronerís Office Mass Fatality Plan document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

HPP Products List document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

California Emergency Preparedness Office

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Pandemic Flu Preparedness

Red Cross - Preparedness Information

Red Cross - Three Rivers Chapter

Bioterrorism Links

CDC - Bioterrorism

Ready.gov

U.S Department of Homeland Security

Bioterrorism Agents/Diseases

Anthrax document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Botulism document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Plague document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Smallpox document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Tularemia document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format