Public Health Emergency Preparedness
The Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services emergency preparedness committee members prepare for local emergency events through staff training, community education and situational awareness. Trained staff work together and with other emergency response partners on writing plans, participating in drills and managing actual events.
Location: 204 Pioneer Street, Chiloquin, OR 97624
Call for information: LCDR Joseph Tibay, Interim Public Health Director, 541.882.1487 x602
Did You Know?
In Klamath County, local partners have identified our greatest potential threats as:
- Winter storms
- Power failure
- Communication failures/disruptions
Are you Prepared?
You can take steps now to help you prepare for an emergency and cope if an emergency happens. To help prepare, everyone should get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.
Get a Kit: If a disaster strikes, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. Take steps now to put together an emergency supply kit so that you will be prepared in case something happens. Be Two weeks ready: https://www.oregon.gov/oem/
Make a Plan: Families can cope with disasters by preparing in advance and working together as a team. If something were to happen, how would you contact one another, how would you get to a safe place, and what would you do in different emergency situations? Planning what to do before a disaster strikes provides the best protection for you and your family. Go to: https://www.ready.gov/plan
Be Informed: It’s important that you and your family know what to do before, during, and after an emergency. This means understanding what emergencies are likely in your area and specific ways to respond to each one. You should also understand the ways you can get information about potential threats. Locally, this type of information will be provided through television, radio, newspapers, web pages, text messages, or automated telephone calls. Here are websites to get you started: https://www.klamathcounty.org/
How to Learn More
For more information visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Emergency Preparedness and Response Website https://emergency.cdc.
3949 S 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
330 Chiloquin Boulevard
Chiloquin, OR 97624
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635 Main Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
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