As a result of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, our nation has had to become more aware of and better prepared for mass terrorism response. We have to prepare for a possible attack by WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction), including Biological, Chemical, Radiological, and Nuclear weapons.
On the local level, Mineral Health Department has been directed by the West Virginia State Health Department to plan for response to biological attacks (bioterrorism), and to integrate the response with that of local Office of Emergency Services (OES), Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
A Medical Reserve Corps has been formed, composed primarily of medically trained people in our area. Any interested persons with skills in the medical field would be welcome to participate in this process. Please check out the Medical Reserve Corps Page or contact Mineral County Health Department for further information. A plan exists to procure medications and antidotes to be used to protect and treat citizens against various types of bioterrorism agents. The local Health Department will play a significant role should such response become necessary.
The Emergency Preparedness Program of the Mineral Health Department wants to give you the tools to be prepared in case an emergency strikes. Preparedness is the key and here is a list of useful tools for your family:
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Family Emergency Plan
Emergency Supply Checklist
Preparing for Weather Emergency
Home Clean Up Information
Mold Information Sheet
Health Care Precautions During a Flood
Flood Waters and Tetanus
Disinfecting Water Supply
Disinfecting Small Quantities of Water
Residential Food Safety
Retail Food Safety