Be Ready for the Unexpected

The role of Elkhart County's Emergency Preparedness divisions covers a broad range of services. The following are the goals and mission of this division of the Health Department:

  • Offers public health preparedness and safety awareness educational programs.
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating the public health emergency response network.
  • Establishes partnerships with local stakeholders and organizations to develop, evaluate, and modify community response and recovery plans.
  • Coordinates training, exercise, and evaluation of preparedness plans.
  • Facilitates meetings of the Elkhart County Medical Emergency Planning Committee and the Medical Reserve Corps.