The Emergency Preparedness Program involves the planning and training for disasters or emergencies that pose a threat to community public health. This program has developed a plan describing the Health Department’s role for preparing and responding to natural and human-made disasters.
The Health Department works closely with area hospitals, first responders, government officials, and emergency management personnel in planning response efforts. The program concentrates its emergency response efforts on hurricane, weapons of mass destruction, bioterrorism, and mass casualty events. The department has also been heavily involved with coordinating vaccine and equipment deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information regarding emergency preparedness, please visit the Alabama Department of Public Health’s website.
ADPH’s Center for Emergency Preparedness
ADPH’s Get 10 list for emergencies
South Alabama Rescue Search And Recovery (SARSAR)
To train and facilitate coordination of search rescue and recovery groups of South West Alabama.
Joint training and education facilitates effective coordinated activities making the geographic area of South Alabama safe.
Sponsored by U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile and supported by The Mobile County Health Department.