In recent years, public health has become more involved in the local, regional and state planning for prevention, response to and restoration after emergency/disaster events. This page contains up-to-date information and resources regarding emergency preparedness.

Community Information

Emergency Preparedness Video for Hearing Impaired Persons (CT Dept of Public Health)

Power Outage Planning for Those with Medical Devices 

Pets: Being Preparedness for Emergencies Makes Sense  (FEMA Video)

Food Safety for Consumers-- Fact Sheet (CT Dept of Public Health)

Info for Flooded, Moldy Homes After the Storm

Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water

FDA Food and Water Safety During Floods and Hurricanes

Carbon Monoxide Safety Facts

Guidelines for Food Safety During Temporary Power Outages (Food Establishments)

Private Well Flooding Concerns

Sewage Backup Fact Sheet

Are YOU Ready? Do you have an emergency kit? (August, 2013)

Are You Ready? (Hurricane Preparedness) October 26, 2012

Are You Prepared for a Hurricane? (7/2/12)

Press Release--Health District Reminds Residents to be Prepared for Disasters (6/22/11)

Winter Weather Health and Safety Concerns (1/14/11)

Are You Prepared for Flood Season? (Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness)

American Red Cross Pandemic Flu Family Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness for People with Dementia

Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Special Needs

Children In a Public Health Emergency


The Health District needs medical and non-medical volunteers for emergency preparedness positions. All types of skills are needed.  Training is provided.  If you are interested in learning more about being a volunteer, please call 721-2816 or download the sign-up sheet below.

Volunteer Downloads

Interested in Volunteering in the Event of an Emergency?

CCHD Volunteer Sign-up Form

Volunteer Newsletters

2013 May

2012 September

2011 August 

2011 May 

2011 February

2010 - Summer 

2009 - Summer

2008 - Summer

2008 - Spring 

2007 - Fall 

2007 - Spring 

2007- January 

2006 - July 

2006- January


Capitol Region Get Ready Info

CT Dept of Public Health -Snowstorm Info

CDC Hurricane Preparedness

Disaster Assistance

FDA--What Consumers need to know About Food & Water Safety during Hurricanes, Power Outages and Floods

CDC Radiation Emergencies

"Get Ready for Emergencies", American Public Health Assoc.

CT DEMHS Hurricane Preparedness

Are You Ready? How to Safely Weather Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters, CT Dept of Public Health

Hurricanes--After the Storm, CT Dept of Public Health

CT Guide to Emergency Preparedness

H1N1 Links