Emergency Preparedness & Response


Schuyler County Public Health offers resources to help you and your family prepare for and be safe during an emergency. We work with the local office of emergency management and partners to survey, coordinate, plan, and prepare for every type of disaster, both large and small. Care is given in addressing the needs and concerns for special populations, local geography and also in involving professionals who can get the job done when the need arises.

We rely heavily on both medical and non medical volunteers to provide manpower and technical skills during both emergency and non-emergency events. There are plenty of opportunities for adult volunteers of all ages and abilities, and we love to engage people with unique skill sets! If you are interested in learning more about our Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of volunteers or to sign up, check out the link below, or contact our MRC Coordinator at (607) 535-8140.

Click Here to sign up to join the Schuyler County Public Health MRC via ServNY.

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Links Of Interest

Download and print a free Emergency Information Handbook from NYS that will help you understand, prepare for, and know what to do when an emergency strikes your home or family.
Click Here to get your copy!

Did you know that you can be alerted to various emergencies, public notices, and important announcements in NY? Visit the NY-Alert website at http://www.nyalert.gov/ to explore the different alerts you can receive, then click on "Sign Up for NY-Alerts" in the left hand link list to receive the notifications of your choice.

Another option for alert notification is ping4alerts! Find our more by clicking here.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has outlined the steps and also provided information on how you can prepare to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the event of an emergency. Their steps are coordinated with the American Red Cross and cover gathering emergency supplies, developing a family disaster plan, learning how to "shelter in place", understanding quarantine and isolation, and maintaining a healthy state of mind during an emergency situation. You can view their recommendations and learn more by visiting http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/.

Click on the images below to visit their websites:
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New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services