Emergency Preparedness

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Emergency Preparedness 2018-09-21T11:56:41+00:00

Be Prepared

Medina County Health Department Emergency Preparedness Program

The Medina County Health Department is tasked with the protection of the public’s health and welfare for its citizens, workforce, and visitors. Since the Medina County Health Department is the only public health department in Medina County, Ohio, it has been assigned additional duties as an emergency response agency. As an emergency response agency, the Medina County Health Department will make every attempt to protect the public’s health and welfare in terms of traditional public health duties as well as emergency response duties.
Questions or Comments?

Click here to read the Medina County Health Department Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

Build A Kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors.

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own foodwater and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Medina County Mass Notification System

Residents of Medina County can now be notified of emergency situations by a new mass notification system (Wireless Emergency Notification System – WENS). WENS allows safety officials to send messages to the entire community, or a specific area within moments. These messages will inform residents of the situation and give instructions for action.
WENS delivers messages via phone call, text message, & email based on the contact information you provide. The service will be used only for emergency notification, when rapid and accurate information is essential for your immediate safety.
Click below to Sign up for the Medina County Mass Notification System.
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MRC

Whether you’re a healthcare professional, educator, laborer, business person or even a retiree, the Medina County Health Department offers a variety of volunteer opportunities through the Medina County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).

MRC volunteers work together to keep Medina County healthy, prepared, and quick to recover by

  • providing help for public health and emergency response.
  • participating in mass vaccinations and community disaster drills.
  • promoting disease prevention and control.
  • assisting the public health department in a variety of ways.

Who Can Become a MRC Volunteer?

Anyone 18 years of age. We are looking for medical professionals and other skilled personel who can provide basic support services during emergency and non-emergency events. There is a role for everyone!

What do MRC Volunteers Do?

Your skills and knowledge are especially needed during times of crisis. In a large scale emergency, you may be needed

  • to treat victims of a disaster
  • asked to help at an emergency vaccination clinic
  • assist at a medication distribution site.

During times of non-emergency, you can

  • attend preparedness training
  • have the chance to serve as public health ambassadors
  • assist with flu clinics
  • provide education sessions on special topics, volunteer for public health events or trainings, and promote immunization campaigns.

Currently the Medina County MRC is over 375 volunteers srtong, however, in the event of a disaster, emergency or epidemic, we’d need even more “hands on deck” to provide assistance to the 174,000 residents of Medina County.

Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us reach this year’s goal of 400 volunteers?

Call 330-723-9688, option 2 for more information.