Emergency Preparedness

What We Do

Through the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement, our Regional Emergency Preparedness & Response (EPR) team assists local public health agencies in strengthening their abilities to respond to all types of public health incidents and build more resilient communities. We work with local, regional, and state partners to make sure our community is prepared for any disaster that might occur.

Our emergency preparedness and response team keeps the community informed about what to do in case of an emergency, such as a natural disaster, an act of terrorism, or a disease outbreak.

  • Water – one gallon per person, per day for at least seven days.
  • Food – nonperishable. Don’t forget to pack a manual can opener.
  • Flashlights, extra batteries, cell phones with chargers and a battery powered radio.
  • First aid kit, a seven-day medicine supply including prescription drugs, emergency blanket and toiletries.
  • Copies of important documents such as insurance cards and immunization records and emergency contact information.
  • Multipurpose tool, extra cash, map(s) of the area and extra sets of keys.
  • Remember to include supplies for babies, pets, older individuals and those with special needs.

Before and during a disaster, check all types of media for information.

  • Your local emergency management office will have information on shelters and evacuation orders.
  • Click here for information on the Mesa County Office of Emergency Management.
  • Click here for information on the Joint Information Center.

Make plans with family and friends in case you’re not together during an emergency.

      • Take first aid, CPR, and emergency response training classes.
      • MCPH works with our local Red Cross partners in utilizing volunteers during public health emergencies. To get involved, contact the American Red Cross at (970) 242-4851.
      • Click here to sign up for alerts from the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center Emergency and Community Notification System.
      • Visit Ready.Gov for more information.
      • Download the FEMA App at https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app.
      • The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office also uses the NextDoor app for alerts and notifications. Go to nextdoor.com to sign up, and then search for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.