The mission of the Emergency Preparedness Division of the San Juan Public Health Department is to enhance the capability and capacity of individuals and communities; to prepare for, respond to, and recover from man-made or natural disasters that affect the health of the San Juan County Utah population.
Where will you and your family be when disaster strikes?
Emergencies and disasters strike quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. Whether faced with a family emergency or a regional disaster, the effort you’ve put into family preparedness and disaster planning will play a large role in how well you “survive” the event.
What can you do to prepare your family?
What would you do if basic services such as water, gas, electricity or telephones were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Medical help may not arrive at all. 9-1-1 will be totally overwhelmed in
a major disaster.
Helpful Hint: Rule of Three
Three Minutes – You can survive about three minutes in unsafe air.
Three Hours – You can survive about three hours at a dangerous temperature.
Three Days – You can survive about three days without water.
Three Weeks – You can survive about three weeks without food.
All Hazards Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide
For further information, contact a Emergency Response Coordinator.
Emergency Response Coordinator
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Our mission is to protect and promote the health of all San Juan County residents by preventing illness and injury, establishing and promoting healthy environments, advocating policy based on scientific knowledge of issues relating to public health, promoting services which address personal health and well-being, informing and educating the community regarding issues of public health, and providing a committed, educated and effective public health professional work force.