49 Rancocas Road
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-265-5000
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Burlington County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) - The Promotion of Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness
15 Pioneer Blvd
Westampton, NJ 08060
Telephone: 609-265-5548

Don’t Be Afraid…Be Ready

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of the Emergency Planning Pamphlet

Disaster can strike at any time. Burlington County is susceptible to natural disasters such as hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods/flash floods, winter storms, earthquakes, and forest fires. Man-made disasters can occur as well. One of our most important responsibilities is the ability to react immediately to any event that may threaten public health; more importantly, however, is our level of preparedness before that event occurs.

One of the many functions of the Burlington County Health Department is to respond to public inquiry because often, the first call citizens make when they have health concerns and emergencies is to the Health Department.

Health Department Emergency Preparedness services include: planning and being ready to respond to natural and man-made emergencies within the county and southern region; providing county residents with information to help them be prepared for emergencies; and using the Local Information Network Communication System (LINCS) to send public health information to and communicate with local hospitals, physicians, first responders and volunteers, public health and emergency management agencies, veterinarians, schools, etc., via e-mail and broadcast fax.

The Health Department uses LINCS to send public health information to and communicate with local area hospitals, physicians, first responders and volunteers, public health and emergency management agencies, veterinarians, schools, local government, etc., via e-mail, broadcast fax and telephone notifications.

For more information about LINCS and to register with the network, click here

For more information, Please click on one of the links below:

Factsheets

Preparedness

Training


If you would like to obtain multiple copies of these documents please contact the Health Education Unit at 609-265-5297.

Links to other Bioterrorism/Preparedness Information Sites