Emergency Preparedness

Emmons County Public Health is part of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Division for Southwest Central (SWC) North Dakota. This region also includes Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health, Custer Health (covering Morton, Mercer, Oliver, Grant and Sioux Counties), and Kidder County District Health Unit. 

  • ‚ÄčEmergency Preparedness - Regional EPR staff work with community partners as part of local emergency response team. Information about the Southwest Central Emergency Preparedness and Response region is available online

  • Evacuation Equipment - Regional EPR staff are available to present how health care organizations can utilize an Evac+Chair or ParaSlyde. For more information, visit the SWC Region online resources or contact your SWC EPR Coordinator for more information and to schedule an appointment. 

  • Fit Testing - Regional EPR staff can provide health care facilities testing of personal protective equipment in the event of an emergency. Quantitative fit testing uses a PortaCount machine to measure the actual amount of particulate leakage into the face piece. While this is a free service, your organization must provide the equipment utilized for the training. To schedule an appointment, contact your SWC EPR Coordinator or visit your SWC Region fit testing page for more information. 

  • PPE Training - Regional EPR staff are certified as Level C Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) instructors and are trained in donning and doffing Level C PPE and Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) systems. To schedule an appointment, contact your SWC EPR Coordinator for more information or visit the SWC Region PPE Training page.

  • Preparedness 101 - SWC Region staff are available to present an all-hazards approach course for individuals in attendance, but can also focus on a number of specific preparedness topics to accommodate your small-to-large group. Click on this link to download our presentation informational form or contact us for more information. These presentations can be as short as 10-15 minutes, or as long as 30-45 minutes.