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Emergency Preparedness

Responding to public health emergencies in the community

FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES PLEASE CALL 9-1-1.

Clackamas County Public Health Division works with the County’s Emergency Management program, and with public and private agencies throughout the region:

  • To prevent, detect, quickly respond to and recover from any emergency that affects the health of county residents such as pandemic flu large flood or earthquake.
  • To provide accurate and timely health related information.
  • To improve the ability to respond through planning, training and exercising.
  • For more information, please visit the County's Emergency Management page.

Medicial Reserve Corps

If you are a medical professional, and would like to volunteer to help during an emergency or for public health-sponsored events, you may be interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corp (MRC).

The mission of the Clackamas County Medical Reserve Corps is to establish and maintain a pool of licensed or certified health and medical professionals to provide surge capacity for during large-scale public health crises, and to support local public health initiatives.  Medical licenses from the State Board of Nursing, the Oregon Board of Pharmacy and the Oregon Medical Board are accepted at present.  The State of Oregon has a related State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR) which accepts a broader range of medical licenses.
To apply for either or both registries, go to https://serv-or.org/ and complete the online application.

Links

Links for the general public
Clackamas County Emergency Notification System (CCENS)
Prepare Yourself and Your Family (Tools and Resources)
Ready.gov

Links for clinicians
CDC services to clinicians
APIC guidance for emergencies

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