Talbot County Department of Health
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Emergency Preparedness

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The Talbot County Health Department’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) responsibilities are focused on community and individual preparedness and empowerment.  The program develops, implements, and monitors preparedness plans for public health response to emergencies, including mass dispensing of medication and vaccinations, surveys of emergency communications, professional workforce training, and facilitation and participation in exercises and drills. 

The PHEP is responsible for the coordination of all health-related responses to emergencies by efficiently mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from any natural, technological or manmade emergency or disaster, regardless of size or complexity.  The emergency preparedness division safeguards the public’s health and ensures a coordinated emergency response with community partners. TCHD develops and implements written plans for health and medical emergencies, ranging from weather events to industrial accidents, disease pandemics or acts of terrorism.

The PHEP staff is experienced in Emergency Preparedness, and consists of staff specialists in environmental health, disease control, nursing, incident command, and hazardous materials, among other topics. 

TCHD also prepares emergency messages to communicate to the public, trains staff and volunteers in their emergency response roles, and participates in exercises with partner agencies to maintain personal and community preparedness.

Contact Information

Phone: (410) 819-5668

After Hours: (410) 822-0095

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