Our mission is to protect, promote and improve the health, safety, and quality of life of the Putnam County community.

Putnam County Health Department Leadership
Health Commissioner: Kimberly Rieman, RN, MPH, CHES
Director of Nursing: Sherri Recker, RN, MSN
Director of Environmental Health: Brandi Schrader, M.Ed, RS

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September is Emergency Preparedness Month!

Be Prepared, Not Scared!

Being prepared is the best defense against a disaster or an emergency. Here are a few tips to help you #BeReady:
Be Prepared for Disaster Costs:
• Do you need flood insurance?
• Do you have emergency cash available?
• Plan ahead. How will you pay your bills if disaster strikes?
Make a Plan
• Have an emergency plan and a communication plan with your family
• Sign up for alerts and warnings in your area
Youth Preparedness
• Let the kids help you build your emergency kit
• Remind them frequently of your emergency communication plan
• Make sure you have toys, medications and other kid-friendly items needed in an emergency
Get Involved in Community Preparedness
• Consider volunteering to help your community in a crisis
• Learn skills such as CPR and First Aid



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