Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. We have to work together, as a team, to ensure that individuals, families, and communities are ready. Individuals are encouraged to: put together an emergency supply kit; make a family emergency plan; be prepared to help your neighbor; and work as a team to keep everyone safe.
Defiance County General Health District’s Emergency Response Plan (ERP), Annexes, and Appendices are available for public review. Please note that the ERP, Annexes, and Appendices are for Official Use Only. To review this plan, please call (419)-784-3818 to schedule an appointment with our Public Health Emergency Coordinator!
Defiance County Health Department Mass Flu Clinic Exercise 2013
In October 2013, the health department along with the Defiance County EMA, Hospitals, Law Enforcement, Fire Department, and EMS conducted a functional exercise to test the county’s Emergency Operation Center. Coordination, communication, and collaboration are the hallmarks for emergency preparedness and response.