Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

The mission of the Glacier County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program is to plan for and respond to public health emergency and disaster events within Glacier County.

 

Public Health Preparedness

Public Health emergencies disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year. The threat of infectious diseases can happen anytime. Public health emergencies come with vector-borne diseases, such as West Nile Virus, food borne illness like e. coli, and vaccine-resistant illness such as Tuberculosis, or an extremely virulent flu strain. Glacier County Health Department partners with other agencies to coordinate a response system for the well-being of the citizens of Glacier County.

 

Things You Can Do Right Now To Be Prepared

·         Check and change the batteries in your smoke alarms and replace all alarms that are more than 10 years old.

·         Post a list of emergency phone numbers near all the telephones in your home.

·         Organize and practice a family fire drill.

·         Make an Emergency Supply Kit

·         Make a clear communication plan to prepare your family for how you will communicate in the event of an emergency.

Click here to take the preparedness quiz

You should be ready to be self-sufficient for at least three days, this means providing for your own shelter, first aid, food, water, and sanitation.


Emergency Situations

Call 911 to report an emergency

Stay Informed
Keep informed of emergency events and monitor your local television and radio stations to obtain official information during an emergency. Additional information may be found on the Glacier County website http://www.glaciercountygov.com

Local Radio Stations
KMON     560 AM
KSEN     1150 AM
KZIN      96.7 FM

Local Television Stations
KRTV  Channel 3  http://www.krtv.com/home/KFBB     
KFBB  Channel 5 
http://www.kfbb.com/   

Preparedness Minute Videos

Preparedness Minutes are video clips describing actions to take in emergency situations, whether they are at work or at home. Some of the videos will be reminders, others will present new information. Ultimately these videos will help you be prepared for an emergency or disaster.

 

The Volunteer Registry is a quick and efficient way to assist volunteer responses to local, regional, and statewide emergencies. It is a broad based network that can help local organizations and agencies find volunteers in the event of a crisis or disaster.

Click here  to access the Volunteer Registration Page.  

Links

·         Ready.gov
·         Fema.gov/are you ready
·         CDC Emergency Preparedness
·         American Red Cross
·         Local NOAA Weather
·         State of Montana Emergency Preparedness
·         FEMA for Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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