Emergency Preparedness

Yamhill County Public Health works with individuals, families, and local organizations and agencies to prepare for natural and man-made emergencies. The following is more information on how to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for before, during, and after emergencies.

Be Informed

An important part of preparing for emergencies is knowing what types of hazards and threats are in your area. Some threats occur everywhere like home fires but some areas are more susceptible to floods, earthquakes, winter storms, or wildfires than others. Below are some links to help you better understand the threats in our area.

Be Ready

The next step is to build a plan to keep yourself and your family safe during an emergency. It is important to plan ahead and to practice your plan so everyone remembers what to do during an actual emergency. Below are some resources to help you build a plan.

Get Involved

In Yamhill County, we have several volunteer organizations that train and practice within their organizations and together to help out during local events and emergencies. The links below will take you to learn more information about these organizations.

Get Trained

Learning new skills and knowledge about emergencies and how the response is organized is helpful during an emergency. Here are some links that will take you to online trainings offered through FEMA and will help build your knowledge and skills.