The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment's Emergency Preparedness and Response Program (EPR) leads efforts in preventing, responding to, and recovering from emergencies that impact public health. These emergencies can be natural (wildfires, blizzards, flooding, or a disease outbreak such as pandemic influenza, West Nile virus, or meningococcal disease) or manmade (acts of terrorism or hazardous materials spill).
The Health Department's EPR staff increases preparedness within the department and the community by planning for public health emergencies, providing training and exercises, and educating the public. The EPR Program also collaborates with the County's Emergency Management Unit, and other local, state, federal, and non-profit agencies to prepare and respond to a wide range of emergency events in Larimer County.
Wildfires may increase your susceptibility to respiratory difficulties. There are things you can do to decrease risk of that happening.
Anyone in Larimer County might be asked to evacuate their homes for a fire or an emergency at any time. Are you prepared? Here are some checklists so that you can be ready BEFORE you need to leave your home.
LCDHE Emergency and Preparedness and Response Grant Coordinator
Northeast Region Epidemiologist
Public Information Officer