Sacramento County Public Health has overall responsibility for protecting the public's health in an emergency. In order to protect your health, we have developed comprehensive emergency response plans in coordination with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private health care providers and the American Red Cross.Public Health Emergency Preparedness works to:
We encourage residents to be prepared in the event of any emergency. In a major disaster, basic services and supplies we all count on everyday may not be available. Drinking water may be contaminated. The shelves at grocery stores could be empty. Usual means of public transportation may be disrupted. And our homes may be without power for days and perhaps weeks. Given the possibilities, it is critical to be prepared in the event of an emergency.Below are some resources to help you and your family get ready for a disaster:American Red Cross - Capital Region ChapterBe Aware, Be Prepared, Be Storm Ready?Sacramento specific information and resources on preparing for storms
If you would like to learn how to get more involved in your community and train how to become a disaster volunteer, click on the programs below to learn more:American Red Cross VolunteersSacramento Medical Reserve CorpsSacramento Fire Community Emergency Response TeamElk Grove/Galt Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)Disaster Healthcare VolunteersHands On SacramentoHands On Sacramento is the region's full-service volunteer action center and a committed advocate for innovative social change.
Sacramento ReadyEnvironmental Management Department
Emergency Medical ServicesSacramento Medical Reserve CorpsDisaster Healthcare Volunteers
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