The role of the Emergency Preparedness Division is to ensure the health department is prepared to respond to potential public health emergencies.

The Pike County Health Department is committed to maintaining plans and resources for public health preparedness and response to events such as: 

  • Acts of Nature: Severe weather, earthquakes, etc., which may cause water supplies and septic systems to be compromised; responders and victims may require tetanus immunizations.

  • Disease Outbreaks: Pandemic Influenza, seasonal influenza, Hepatitis A, fecal-oral diseases, etc.

  • Accidents: Chemical spills, airplane crashes, railway accidents, etc.

  • Terrorist Acts: Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive devices intentionally used to threaten the health of citizens.

To learn more about preparing your family, business, or organization for such events, visit