Emergency PreparednessThe Chesprocott Health District is dedicated to helping you and your family prepare for and respond to emergencies that could affect the public’s health.Public health emergencies include:
- Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
- Disease Outbreak
- Event with Mass Causalities
- Biological, Chemical, Radiological Hazard
Do You Know Where to Go?
Cheshire High SchoolCheshire High School located at 525 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410 will serve all residents in the district (Cheshire, Prospect, and Wolcott).
Chesprocott Public Health VolunteersVolunteers are needed from all three towns to help during Point of Dispensing (POD) operations. Many skill sets, both medical and non-medical are needed to help the POD run smoothly. If you would like to become a Chesprocott Health District (CHD) Public Health Volunteer, please call our office 203-272-2761 to speak with Jennifer Atkins.CTResponds! is the State of Connecticut’s web-based volunteer management system. If you are interested in volunteering, please register in the system. Click the “Register” button to create your account profile.Thank you for your consideration!
Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.It is essential that individuals take the time to prepare themselves and their families for a potential emergency before the emergency strikes. You can start living prepared by following these three basic steps.Step 1: Build a Kit Taking time now to prepare can help keep you and your family safe in the event of an emergency. Start building your disaster supplies kit today. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of items you and your family may need in the event of an emergency. You may even have some of the items at home already. Your disaster supplies kit should include enough water (1 gallon/per person/per day), food, and supplies for you and your family for at least 72 hours. For information on items to include in your disaster supplies kit, click here.Step 2: Make a Plan How will you communicate with your loved ones in an emergency? Where will you go if you have to be evacuated from your home? These are some questions you should address now, before an emergency happens. Sit down with your family and make a plan together, include the kids in this too. For information on making a plan, click here.Step 3: Be Informed Be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and how to stay safe during one. Knowing what to do before, during, and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.
CTResponds! is the State of Connecticut’s web-based volunteer management system. If you are interested in volunteering, please register in the system. Click the “Register” button to create your account profile.“While the ‘Citizens who Help in Disasters’ has not yet be recognized as a Medical Reserve Corp, at this time we are being covered under the Shoreline MRC.” To read more about a Medical Reserve Corp, please click here…
Volunteer to support your community….The COVID-19 outbreak has a wide-ranging impact on our citizens and our communities – and that means we need volunteers with a wide range of skill sets to step forward and serve. With your help, we can ensure that every community in Connecticut has the resources needed to combat this pandemic.
Extreme Weather Preparation Links
- NOAA National Weather Service
- Winter Weather & Extreme Cold
- Thunderstorms & Lightning
Emergency Preparedness Links
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Connecticut Community Emergency Response Team
- Medical Reserve Corps
- Connecticut Public Health Department – Preparedness and Response
- American Red Cross
- National Association of County and City Health Officials
- Center for Domestic Preparedness
- Emergency Management Institute
- Emergency Preparedness Planning for Your Business