To be prepared is to be ready...
We all have a role in emergency preparedness. Every person can do something to help make our families and communities safer and better prepared. The Kendall County Health Department is taking necessary steps to prepare and appropriately respond to a variety of family emergencies.
The Health Department is committed to:
- Planning for emergencies
- Preparing the community
- Practicing its plans
- Protecting its residents
What is Emergency Preparedness?
Emergency Preparedness is being ready for a disaster, or emergency. It is necessary to plan how to respond to various events and to regularly practice those plans. A well thought out plan can be used in events, such as natural disaster, disease outbreaks, and bioterrorism. A good plan can be used in almost any situation.
Everyone should do their part.
Even a small amount of preparation can make a huge difference in an emergency. The Health Department is doing its part by creating plans, practicing them, conducting training, and soliciting volunteers. There are simple basic steps residents can take to do their part.
- The Ready.gov website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is a good resource to help you get started.
- The State of Illinois' preparedness site Ready.Illinois.gov is also a helpful site.
- Jump in and start - Do 1 Thing!
You may contact Kendall County Health Department's Emergency Response Coordinator to learn more about preparedness planning in Kendall County.