Burlington County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) - The Promotion of Emergency
15 Pioneer Blvd
Westampton, NJ 08060
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
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:
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