Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Planning

After September 11, 2001 public health agencies around the world have been preparing for threats such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and pandemics. The Emergency Preparedness Division of the Clinton County Health District is tasked with preparing Public Health, its partners, and the community to respond to adverse events that affect the public’s health in our community.  The Clinton County Health District maintains plans and policies to address these public health events.  

How Should You Prepare?

While public health staff and other first responders such as fire, police and EMS plan and train for emergencies, individuals must also be prepared for a variety of emergency situations. For any individual, being prepared begins with three easy steps: Build a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed. 

Build a Kit----

Make a Plan----

Be Informed----

As we learned during the hurricanes of 2005, the windstorm of 2008 and H1N1 in 2009-2010, emergency assistance from the federal government or other first response agencies might not be immediately available during a large scale emergency or disaster. That is why it is important for individuals to take steps to prepare themselves and their families so they can sustain themselves in the days immediately following an emergency.

Volunteer Opportunity

The Clinton County MRC Unit is a member of the Southwest Medical Reserve Corps. Volunteers are an important piece of the General Health District’s Emergency Preparedness program. To learn more information, or to sign up as a  volunteer visit

Instructions to sign up for the MRC 
1. Visit the Ohio Responds website at

2. Follow registration steps
3. Select which county MRC you would like to volunteer with
4. Wait for email confirmation of volunteer approval 

For more information about the National MRC Program visit

  Questions about our Emergency Plans?

For questions about the Clinton County Health District's emergency plans, procedures, and related policies, contact Tonja Ruther or by calling (937) 382-3829 x4122.

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Phone Numbers
Fax: 937-382-7027
Emergencies: Dial 911
111 South Nelson Ave
Suite 1

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM-4:00 PM