Wood County, Wisconsin

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Health Department - Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Preparedness Exercise - Workers training for mass clinic

Wood County Health Department is prepared to respond to all emergencies with a detailed plan of action and a system of communication with community responders. This response includes detecting disease outbreaks ; investigating to determine what the risks are to the public and who may have been exposed; informing the public and professionals of the specific disease threats and how to protect themselves and others; managing infected persons; isolating or quarantining affected individuals as appropriate; providing medications or vaccinations to people at risk in the population.

Public health threats are always present. Whether caused by natural, accidental, or unintentional means, these threats can lead to the onset of public health incidents. Being prepared to prevent, respond to, and rapidly recover from public health threats is critical for protecting and securing our residents’ public health.

The Wood County Health Department wants to ensure that you are informed and prepared for public health emergencies within Wood County.

In the event of a public health emergency, Health Department staff can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During business hours please contact the Health Department at 715-421-8911. If you need to report a public health emergency during non-business hours, please call 911.

This webpage provides you with links and resources to other websites that provide all the information you need to prepare for any type of emergency.

Interested in helping out in an emergency?

Register with the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR) today!

Go to https://weavrwi.org/ for more information and registration details.

Do 1 Thing

Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all. With Do 1 Thing you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency.


Disaster Kits

One thing you do to help prepare for a disaster is to build a kit. Follow this FEMA link for help on building a kit, how and where to store it, etc.


Children & Disasters

Disasters can occur quickly at any time and can come in many shapes and sizes without any warning. Children are more vulnerable than adults in emergency situations. Children may be scared and anxious so it is important to plan appropriately and talk to them about what to do during an emergency. Learn more about taking steps to protect children at:


Emergency Preparedness Planning

Are you ready for an emergency or disaster? Click on the links below to find more information about how to be prepared.

General Preparedness Resources   Expand Section

Preparedness Resources in Spanish (En Español)   Expand Section

Special Needs Preparedness Resources   Expand Section

Emergency Toolkits/Procedures for Natural Disasters