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Emergency Preparedness and Response

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Emergency Preparedness and Response

Building community resilience and disaster preparedness through education and action.

Our mission is to prepare El Dorado County to effectively respond to public health threats by focusing on public health emergency planning, disease surveillance, detection and control, health risk communication, and public and health provider education and training services. Learn more

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National Preparedness Month, recognized each September, is a good reminder to take action and prepare for the types of emergencies that may affect you & your families wherever you live, work, and play in El Dorado County. It's an opportunity to talk with friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members about being ready and prepared throughout the year.

The devastating wildfires, this year and last, serve as stark reminders of the importance of preparing for disasters.  Often, you may be the first ones in your neighborhoods to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders can arrive. Prepare in advance to help yourself and your community. Here are a few actions for your household to consider during National Preparedness Month:

  • Learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid.
  • Check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as wildfires, extreme weather events, and flooding.
  • Consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency.
  • Know how to take practical safety steps like how to use a fire extinguisher or shutting off utilities, if necessary.

Connect with us during National Preparedness Month! We'll be sharing emergency preparedness information so you can LEARN HOW to PREPARE NOW.

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The National Weather Service (NWS) will be utilizing the recently developed HeatRisk Forecast to increase messaging and issue NWS heat advisories and warnings. The map will provide a quick view of the daily heat risk potential using a numeric (0-4) and color (green/yellow/orange/red/magenta) scale. This information is available for a 7 day period and can be used to provide guidance for heat sensitive populations. 

You can access the map here: 

For more extreme heat information see our Beat the Heat brochure.


Emergency Preparedness and Response
2900 Fairlane Court
Placerville, CA 95667
Local Number:
(530) 621-7560 
From El Dorado Hills:
(916) 358-3555 x7560 
From South Lake Tahoe:
(530) 573-7955 x7560 

MHOAC: (530) 377-3256

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