Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness and Response program focuses on preparing for and responding to incidents that pose a substantial risk to the health of residents, in the event of an emergency that impacts the health of the public. Walla Walla County Department of Community Health is involved in community-wide planning around potential emergency threats, such as natural disasters, contaminated water or food supplies, airborne exposure to infectious disease, pandemic influenza, and bioterrorism. Through migration activities, preparedness plans, response to emergencies, and recovery operations, local government serves as a link between its community members and State and Federal agencies in the emergency management network.