Emergency Preparedness & Response

Emergency Preparedness and Response is a program designed to strengthen the overall capacity and capability of the Lee County community. The purpose of the program is to manage efficiently all types of emergencies and bring about an orderly transition from relief through recovery, and back to sustained development. It requires that emergency plans be developed, personnel at all levels and in all sectors be trained, that communities at risk are educated, and that these measures are monitored and evaluated regularly. The Lee County Health Department’s primary role in EPR is medical distribution, but the department also plays a support role in many other emergency situations.

Cathy FergusonEmergency Preparedness & Response