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Public Health Emergency Preparedness


This Office prepares for and responds to public health emergencies. It works closely with the Medical Reserve Corps, and with County, State and regional agencies to coordinate responses to disasters. Click on the links for more detailed information.

How to prepare for an emergency
Information on assembling an “emergency kit”, and steps you and your family can take to prepare for emergencies.

Orange County Medical Reserve Corps
The MRC is a group of medical and other volunteers who work with the County Health Department to respond to public health emergencies.

Learn how protect your personal health and safety during a flood and its aftermath.

Extreme heat
Information on protecting yourself against heat-related illness. Staying cool and making simple changes in your fluid intake, activities, and clothing can help you remain safe and healthy.

Better protect yourself and your family during and after a hurricane.

Winter weather
Information on how to protect yourself against the serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold.

Chris Ericson
Director, Public Health Emergency Response