Hurricanes, tornadoes, fire, floods, winter storms, pandemics, bio-terrorism…the readiness, response and resolve of individuals and communities are tested on a regular basis. All disasters, whether man-made or natural, impact public health. NDDH works alongside a number of federal, state, and local agencies to develop and refine all hazards plans to assure preparedness for all emergencies.
The role of NDDH in emergency preparedness, planning, response, and recovery is an important one as we work to protect the health of over 85,000 residents living throughout our district. Our responsibilities include:
- Supporting the mission of emergency management in the district, region and state
- Fostering collaboration among emergency response partners to assure a coordinated community response
- Conducting emergency preparedness drills and exercises
- Linking people to emergency preparedness resources
This section will connect you to a number of important resources that will help you to be in the know and ready to go in the event of an emergency. We also invite you to share your skills and sense of community by joining our Northeast Connecticut Medical Reserve Corps.