Emergency Preparedness & Response Program

Emergency Preparedness & Response Program

Ford County Public Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Program supports Ford County’s ability to respond to expected, unexpected, and unimaginable threats. Through funding provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program strengthens Ford County Public Health Department's response to potential or actual emergencies that may affect the health of our county.

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Additionally, through the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program, Ford County residents are encouraged to learn how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. Knowing what to do can help you and your loved ones stay safer and healthier when disaster strikes.

If interested in learning more about how to prepare for emergencies or disasters that can affect our county, please visit the resources below or contact our office at (217) 379-9281. Our staff may also be able to meet with your business or organization to present on this topic.

Interested in helping your community? Consider volunteering with Ford County Public Health Department!

Ford County Public Health Department encourages individuals and groups to help their communities by signing up to be a volunteer before emergencies happen.  If interested in becoming a volunteer for the health department, please contact our office at (217) 379-9281.



Seth Russell, Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator


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