Emergency preparedness

Putnam County Health Department (PCHD) has responded to numerous emergency situations and dealt with its share of emergency situations that required immediate response. The Putnam County Health District (PCHD) has an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) that supports PCHD’s mission to protect, promote and improve the health, safety, and quality of life of the Putnam County community. The Putnam County Health District (PCHD) Emergency Response Plan (ERP) establishes the basis for coordination of PCHD resources and response to provide public health and medical services during an emergency or disaster. The Emergency Response Plan defines responsibilities of the health department and PCHD staff when responding to any emergency.

A redacted copy of the Emergency Response Plan for Putnam County is available for review through this link If you wish to review the plan in its entirety, please call PCHD to make an appointment with the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

PCHD Emergency Plans guide department actions in:

  • Tracking and controlling contagious diseases
  • Continual operations of the health department during emergency events
  • Communication needs during emergencies
  • And much more!

Preparing first aid kit

Other Preparedness Efforts

We welcome comments and suggestions – on how to improve our plan to meet the needs of the community. We are also available to provide presentations to your group or organization on Emergency Preparedness, Pandemic Flu or other emergency preparedness-related topics. Please contact Angela Recker for more information.



Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Angela Recker, EMT

p. 419-523-5608, ext 104

e. [email protected]