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Emergency Preparedness

The Taney County Health Department participates in many emergency preparedness activities in the community. The Taney County Health Department also trains and conducts exercises routinely to increase the department’s skills and level of readiness. The department also assists local emergency response efforts that threaten the public’s health. The health department is an active member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Tri-lakes Emergency Healthcare Coalition. These groups are made of area agencies that are dedicated to serving and protecting the community.


The Taney County Health Department provides training on various topics of emergency preparedness for many different audiences. If you would like information or if you would like a presentation for a community organization, please contact us and we would be glad to help you and your organization prepare for public health emergencies.

CERT (the Community Emergency Response Team)

CERT is made up of volunteers that assist their neighbors with immediate assistance following an emergency. CERT members complete 20 hours of training with the local fire department and are offered continued training and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Interested in participating in CERT?

Volunteering with the Health Department

Volunteer opportunities with the health department are available for many different circumstances. During different times of the year, the Taney County Health Department works with community organizations to provide services for the community. During these events, volunteers are needed to assist with various tasks.

Volunteers are also needed during emergency situations. In order to have trained volunteers, and to provide a safe working environment, volunteers are sought prior to emergencies so that the appropriate orientation and training can be completed.

If you would like to be a volunteer with the Taney County Health Department please contact:

Kara Miller 417-334-4544 Ext. 225

Community Preparedness

Emergencies can occur at any time. In the Ozarks, natural weather events occur year round such as snow and ice storms to tornadoes and flooding. These weather events can result in power outages and other hardships for the community. Because of this, it is important for residents to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies.

The following links provide information on how to help prepare your family for emergencies.

Ready In 3

Ready In 3

Endorsed by the American Red Cross and the State Emergency Management Agency, Ready In 3 focuses on three steps you can take to prepare for many kinds of emergencies: Create a plan; Make a Kit; and Listen for Information.

Ready-in-3 materials are available for Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Faith-based organizations, Schools, Child-care providers, and Employers. The materials are provided free of charge by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and can be ordered online or by phone.

Flu Pandemic Planning and Preparedness

General Information

Caring for Someone with Flu

Family Preparedness Community Guide

Business Preparedness

Healthcare Preparedness

School Preparedness

Faith Based and Community Preparedness

Transportation Preparedness

Bioterrorism and Emergency Response Team

Click here to return to the Region D Bioterrorism home page.

For more information on emergency and Community Preparedness visit the Southwest Missouri Bioterrorism and Emergency Response Team’s Website

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Forsyth Office:      15479 State Highway 160, Forsyth, MO 65653   Phone: 417-546-4725 or 1-888-707-4725        Fax: 417-546-4727
Branson Office:               320 Rinehart Road, Branson, MO 65616    Phone: 417-334-4544 or 1-888-294-9530        Fax: 417-335-5727

Animal Care & Control Center: 255 Critter Trail, Hollister, MO 65672    Phone: 417-332-0172 Fax: 417-332-2672  Fax: 417-332-2672