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 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?
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
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.
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.
Caring for Someone with Flu
Family Preparedness Community Guide
Faith Based and Community Preparedness
For more information on emergency and Community Preparedness visit the Southwest Missouri Bioterrorism and Emergency Response Team’s Website