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Emergency Preparedness & Response


Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response (PHEPR) improves the ability of the public health system and health care system to prevent, respond to, and recover from emergencies in our communities. Preparedness involves a coordinated process of planning and implementation, working in partnership with local, state, and federal partners.

Learn About Preparedness

Plan Ahead

Learn how to be ready for emergencies or disasters, with tips on how to prepare for:

Stay informed about emergencies as they arise. Emergency notifications keep can help us stay in-the-know and provide time to react.

Be aware of climate change, which impacts the frequency, severity, and timing of weather-related hazards. Stay informed:

Get Connected

Connections with neighbors, family, and friends can increase our ability to respond and recover from disasters.  

Youth volunteer opportunities:

Adult volunteer opportunities:

COVID-19 Information

Medical Reserve Corps Registration Information

To register, please write the Island County Director of Emergency Management for a registration application. Please include your contact info. For training opportunities, click here.​