"Natural disasters can happen at any time so it always good to be familiar with what you should do before and during the disaster."

Download The FEMA App: Helping Your Family Weather the Storm

Weather Safety

Preparedness Kit“One of the best ways to stay prepared is to have an emergency preparedness kit. These kits can vary as to what kind of disaster you are preparing for, but here are some of the items in a basic emergency kit.”  

Preparedness Kit 

Do you have a child in the home?  Take a look at the Kid's Guide to Building a Disaster Supply Kit! Encourage the whole family to be prepared in case of an emergency!

CCHD Preparedness Booklet (PDF) – Are You Prepared?

The Preparedness Coordinator for Caldwell County constantly updates the Strategic National Stockpile Plan (Medical Countermeasure Operational Readiness Review) or better known as the "SNS" MCM-ORR. The SNS refers to the CDC's (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) large quantity of medications and PPE that can be used during a public health emergency such as a flu outbreak when local resources are exhausted." SNS / MCM

SNS Overview Video - This video gives an overview of the Strategic National Stockpile.

ICS / NIMS Courses

North Carolina Public Health Workforce ICS and NIMS Training Directive

ICS Course Links to Online Study

NIMS / ICS Courses (Emergency Management Institute Website)

ICS 100b- Introduction to Incident Command System

ICS 200b- ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

ICS-300- Intermediate Incident Command System (Only offered in a classroom setting)

ICS-400- Advanced Incident Command System (Only offered in a classroom setting)

ICS 700a- National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

ICS 800b- National Response Framework, An Introduction

Flu Near YouGet the most current update on Flu in your area. Flu Near You can be a major benefit and preparedness tool for our community. It is a volunteer-based reporting system, which allows users to report if they have confirmed flu. The system also tracks and maps flu-like symptoms near your area so you can be more aware of your communities status while giving you the nearest location of an agency that has the flu vaccine. Get on board with Flu Near You