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Preparedness Plans

Public Health Emergency Management involves mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery planning to lessen the impact of disasters. Because a Local Response is the Best Response, the Wood County Health Department plans with its local partners.


Preventing future emergencies or minimizing their effects.
  • Includes any activities that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.
  • Buying flood and fire insurance for your home is a mitigation activity.
  • Mitigation activities take place before and after emergencies.

Preparing to handle an emergency
  • Includes plans or preparations made to save lives and to help response and rescue operations.
  • Evacuation plans and stocking food and water are both examples of preparedness.
  • Preparedness activities take place before an emergency occurs.

Responding safely to an emergency
  • Includes actions taken to save lives and prevent further property damage in an emergency situation. Response is putting your preparedness plans into action.
  • Seeking shelter from a tornado or turning off gas valves in an earthquake are both response activities.
  • Response activities take place during an emergency.

Recovering from an emergency
  • Includes actions taken to return to a normal or an even safer situation following an emergency.
  • Recovery includes getting financial assistance to help pay for the repairs.
  • Recovery activities take place after an emergency.
Wood County Health Department Preparedness Plans

WCHD Emergency Response Plan
WCHD Mass Fatality Response Annex

Your input on plans needed and appreciated. Please send any comments or questions to William Bryant-Bey
Emergency Preparedness Contact information

William Bryant-Bey
Phone: 419-352-8402 ext. 3267

Exercise information

2018 NWO Regional Exercise AAR_IP .pdf

2018 NWO Regional ExPlan .pdf