Emergency Preparedness

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Department of Nobles County works to increase the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to public health emergencies. We work to prevent, protect against, quickly respond to and recover from health emergencies.

Public health emergencies include:

  • Infectious disease outbreaks/pandemics
  • Effects of severe weather, natural disasters and power outages
  • Incidents resulting in mass casualties
  • Toxic chemical or radiological releases
  • Acts of bio-terrorism

Prepare, Plan, and Stay Informed

Individuals, Families, Childcare Providers, & Schools

It is easier for an individual, family, childcare provider, and schools to cope with an emergency or a disaster if they have planned and prepared before an incident occurs. Having a plan can help protect the health and safety of you, your family, or your staff. Emergencies or disasters can happen at any time, anywhere, and to anyone.

Always prepare, plan and stay informed. A few examples of how to achieve this include creating an emergency communication plan, creating an emergency kit, and staying up to date on emergency alerts.

The following websites include information related to emergency preparedness for you, your family, and your pets:

Would You Like to Assist Your Community in Emergency Situations? 

Please Find Out How to Become MRC Trained!  

Nobles County Medical Reserve Corps/Minnesota Responds (MRC) is a volunteer based organization. The MRC strives to recruit, organize, train, empower and sustain a volunteer base of medical and non-medical volunteers. Nobles County provides adequate training on how to assist with emergency situations and promote emergency awareness and safety. Volunteers also participate in planned emergency response exercises and community events.

For more information on Public Health Preparedness call 507- 295-5360.