The Emergency Preparedness unit is responsible for the Delaware Public Health District’s emergency preparedness activities. This includes developing and updating emergency response plans, maintaining supplies and equipment used during a response, and providing training on the emergency response plan.
The unit also coordinates with local and state agencies in the planning and response to emergencies and with the Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps.
The DC-MRC is comprised of licensed health and medical professionals, including nurses, nurse practitioners, veterinarians, pharmacists, doctors, chiropractors, physician assistants, dentists, mental health professionals, and others. Along with this are non-medical volunteers who will assist and support county efforts. The DC-MRC program collaborates with emergency management, emergency medical services, hospital-based services, medical providers and is coordinated through the Delaware Public Health District. The MRC helps fill gaps during emergencies with volunteers who’ve been organized, trained, assigned and pre-credentialed to assist where their expertise is best applied.
The Delaware Public Health District would like to have public input on our emergency plans. Please contact the Preparedness Team to review and provide feedback on any emergency plans.