Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response


Kittitas County Public Health Department Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic
Friday, October 21, 2016, 7 am to 3pm
Outside of Western Village, Fairgrounds
Free for children
Some free adult vaccine (first come, first serve)
All others, $30, check or cash

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response program focuses on preparing for and responding to incidents that pose a substantial risk to the health of the people in Kittitas County.

Public Health Emergencies may include:

  • Gas leak or toxic substance spill
  • A food borne illness outbreak
  • Influenza outbreak.
  • White powder or suspicious package sent through the mail.
  • Contaminated drinking water.
  • Methamphetamine lab investigation.
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals
  • Bioterrorism incidents
  • Manmade or natural disasters:
    • Winter storms
    • Power outages
    • Fires
    • Earthquakes
    • Volcanoes

The Latest in Emergency Preparedness

Check out the City of Bellevue's "Ways to Survive" animation featuring Liv & the Survivors, a sasquatch family band, who prepare for and respond to various hazards that can occur in the Pacific Northwest. The video was produced by Beyond Home Productions with a federal Urban Areas Security Initiative grant designated for public education and outreach activities.

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Make a Plan and "Do 1 Thing"

"Do 1 Thing" encourages people to create personal emergency preparedness by doing one thing every month, from making a plan to gathering emergency supplies.

Do 1 Thing 01 January Fact Sheet
Do 1 Thing 02 February Fact Sheet
Do 1 Thing 03 March Fact Sheet
Do 1 Thing 04 April Fact Sheet
Do 1 Thing 05 May Fact Sheet
Do 1 Thing 06 June Fact Sheet
Do 1 Thing 07 July Fact Sheet
Do 1 Thing 08 August Fact Sheet
Do 1 Thing 09 September Fact Sheet
Do 1 Thing 10 October Fact Sheet
Do 1 Thing 11 November Fact Sheet
Do 1 Thing 12 December Fact Sheet

Floods

Ready.gov information
Washington State Department of Health flood information

Landslides

Ready.gov landslide information

Wildfires

Ready.gov fire information
Washington State Department of Health fire information

Earthquakes

Ready.gov earthquake information
Washington State Department of Health earthquake information

Volcanoes

Ready.gov volcano information
Washington State Department of Health volcano information