Creating Community: In the event of an emergency, is your family prepared?

Although emergency preparedness and response may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about services that San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) provides, it is a crucial one. When disasters strike in southwest Colorado, food, water, and air quality can be impacted, as well as access to healthcare services. Regional [...]

By |2019-07-16T15:29:18-06:00July 16th, 2019|Emergency Preparedness, Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise|Comments Off on Creating Community: In the event of an emergency, is your family prepared?

416 Fire Updates

Reentry Fire Evacuated Residents Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home Mental Health After a Wildfire Wildland Fire Chemical Clean-Up Flooding Large-scale wildfires dramatically alter the terrain and ground conditions. Flooding after fire is often more severe, as debris and ash left from the fire can form mudflows and leave large amounts of [...]

By |2018-08-01T12:05:38-06:00July 27th, 2018|Air Quality, Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates, Recent News|Comments Off on 416 Fire Updates

416 Fire Reentry

Mental Health A natural disaster like a wildfire can have a significant impact on your emotional well-being. Take steps to ensure that you are taking care of your emotional needs during this time of crisis: Mental Health After a Wildfire. Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home  |  Español Take the following safety [...]

By |2018-07-27T11:50:47-06:00June 13th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, Food Safety, Local Wildfire Updates, Water Quality|Comments Off on 416 Fire Reentry

June is Pet Preparedness Month

Make a Plan Remember, during a disaster what’s good for you is good for your pet, so get them ready today. If you leave your pets behind, they may be lost, injured – or worse. Never leave a pet chained outdoors. Plan options include: Create a buddy system in case you’re not home. Ask [...]

By |2018-05-31T16:25:12-06:00May 31st, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates|Comments Off on June is Pet Preparedness Month

Are you and your family prepared for an emergency?

Given the busy lives we lead, planning for an emergency may not be at the top of your To Do list. However, given the one of driest winters on record, fire managers are preparing for an intense fire season ahead. The Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) program at San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) can [...]

By |2018-05-08T13:21:05-06:00May 8th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Are you and your family prepared for an emergency?