Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Let’s plan together! Public Health works with and the community to make sure we’re all ready for the unexpected. Be prepared for emergencies at home, at work, in your car, or anywhere you spend time.

Use these 3 steps to prep for an emergency:

  1. Build a Kit
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Be Informed

Visit for more details on how to prepare for all kinds of emergencies...from power outages and floods.. to fires to earthquakes.

Public Health Threats

To learn more information about different types of emergencies and what to do for each, click on the links below:

Biological terrorism - Protect yourself and your family in case of a bioterrorism attack.

Drought - Get current drought information for San Joaquin County and find other resources that will assist you throughout this emergency situation, including water conservation tips.

Earthquakes - Know what to do when an earthquake strikes. Prepare your home for safety.

Ebola Virus Disease - The facts and science about the disease.

Extreme Heat - Be aware of yours and others’ risk for heat.

Fire Safety - Reduce the risk of fire by following these safety tips.

Floods - Protect yourself and your family during a flood.

Food Safety - Keep your food safe from contamination.

Food Poisoning - What to do if you suspect food poisoning has occurred.

Pollution - The facts about air, water, and soil pollution.

Power Outages - How to prepare and what to do during a power outage.

Severe Storms - Stay safe during severe weather.

Vaccination - Protect against vaccine preventable diseases.

West Nile Virus - Reducing your risk of contracting West Nile Virus.