Emergency Preparedness Coordinator:
    Steve Carey
    906-635-3627 (office phone)
    906-253-1466 (office fax)
    906-748-0216 (cell phone)

    Emergency Preparedness Planning at CCHD
    In response to 9/11 and the subsequent anthrax attacks that followed, federal funding for preparedness increased exponentially.  In early 2002, Congressional appropriation created two funding streams intended to strenghten the ability to plan for and respond to public health threats and biological terrorist attacks at the local level.  One program was created through the Department of Health and Human Services to support public health preparedness at local health departments and another through the Health Resources and Services Administration to support preparedness at hospitals.
    The CCHD Office of Emergency Preparedness currently keeps and maintains several county-wide plans that are intended to increase preparedness and responce that will greatly reduce the loss of life and property during a natural or man-made public health emergency.  CCHD collaborates daily with other county, tribal, and hospital preparedness partners to identify the most probable hazards here in Chippewa County and the most efficient ways to repond to them.  We develop partnerships at the local and regional level to help organize the people and resources that we may need before, during, and after an emergency. 
    CCHD is tasked with developing and maintaining these plans on a day-to-day basis but response to an emergency in Chippewa County will be a community-wide effort.  Please join the effort by becoming a Registered Michigan Volunteer at  https://mivolunteerregistry.org/.