Emergency Response & Preparedness

If you have a medical emergency requiring immediate response, please dial 911.

Responsibilities

The Porter County Health Department's Public Health Emergency Response and Preparedness Section is responsible for the county's Public Health Emergency Response and Preparedness Program which includes:

  • Collaborating with federal, state, regional, and local agencies to ensure a coordinated response to an emergent public health event
  • Developing, assessing, and evaluating public health emergency response plans
  • Developing plans to receive and manage the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) (formally known as the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile)