The mission of Roanoke & Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R) is to protect residents through all-hazards planning and response.
VDH Emergency Preparedness involves state, regional and local emergency response partners working together to enhance readiness to respond to all public health emergencies.
Local EP&R activities include:
- Preparing and maintaining up-to-date Emergency Operations Plans for responding to public health emergencies and threats, including useful strategic plans for the health districts in the detection, response, and remediation of health and community emergencies
- Preparing a local emergency communications plan to provide clear, consistent public health messages in the event of an emergency
- Participating in coordinated regional planning for EP&R (with Local Emergency Planning Committees, the Near Southwest Regional Hospital Task Force, federal, state, and local law enforcement, fire/EMS, and other response entities) as well as planning for receipts and distributions of the Strategic National Stockpile
For more information, visit the VDH EP&R website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-preparedness/