Emergency Preparedness

If you need immediate help, dial 911.
The American Red Cross will be giving a FREE preparedness presentation the evening of Oct.23rd. Topics covered will include what you need in your emergency kit, best methods for locating loved ones following a disaster, and what to expect during and after a high magnitude Cascadia earthquake. For more information and to register for the event go to: www.redcross.org/POLRoseburg.
Preparedness is a Priority

Being prepared for disasters, natural or man-made, is a public health priority. Being prepared and knowing what to do will make all the difference when seconds count in an emergency.  Here you can find information on how to prepare an emergency supply kit, develop family communications and emergency plans, stay informed during an emergency and get information about the various natural and man-made disasters that could occur in our area.

DPHN works with healthcare organizations and other agencies across our county to assist in preparedness education, identify community needs, and maximize existing preparedness resources and networks.

What can you do?
  • Stay informed
  • Practice good health habits – get immunized, eat a balanced diet, exercise, and get enough rest
  • Don’t spread germs – cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm and wash your hands often
  • Stay away from sick people. If you are ill, stay away from others
  • Have plans in place for yourself, your family, church, business or school in order to be prepared for and respond to emergency situations
Be Prepared For:

During wildfire season, the air quality and smoke conditions in the region may, at times, pose a risk to your health. Douglas Public Health Network advise residents to exercise caution, be aware of smoke concentrations in your area, and protect yourself when concentrations rise by avoiding strenuous outdoor activity, staying in side, or leaving the area if possible. This is especially important for those who suffer from asthma or other respiratory problems. lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll For those who must work outside, decisions on whether to use respirators or masks as personal protection should be made with the employer. Contact Oregon OSHA for additional information on occupational regulations for particulate respirators. (https://osha.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx) llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll The following links provide additional information regarding wildfires and smoke:
**A PERMANENT ADVISORY IS IN PLACE FOR SOUTH UMPQUA RIVER IN DOUGLAS COUNTY** (Click HERE to view the advisory.)        llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Please see the following links for more information: For additional information contact the Oregon Health Authority: Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance Program

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