Emergency Response


To establish a disaster response procedure within Fayette County and coordinate response plans with other local emergency response agencies in the event of a disaster and to use under direction of the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System.

Situations and Assumptions

It is assumed that any disaster would cause considerable damage to property and disrupt the delivery of basic life supporting service to area residents. The needs for alternate sources of food, water and shelter as well as sanitary methods for the disposal of waste and sewage will be a paramount concern. The Health Department will play a vital role in ensuring safe alternative services.

Program Objectives

The public health response to a disaster is multifaceted. It may include food borne illness outbreaks, water supply contamination, disaster response to floods, tornadoes, emerging infections, or response to an act of bio-terrorism.

Fayette County Health Department will provide resources that will link and integrate their preparedness activities to community level preparations for public health response.

Additional Resources

Are You Prepared?