Partners in Preparedness

Become a Partner


The Health Department is beginning its Partners in Preparedness Program (PIPP) to strengthen the resiliency of our community. Our goal is to provide tools to organize groups and individuals so they can make plans and connect with resources before a disaster. We partner with non government organizations (NGOs), government agencies, and human services to develop plans and build relationships for when disaster strikes.


Local organizations with facilities can help during a large scale disaster by providing the following:

  • American Red Cross Shelter

    • Temporary housing to those affected by a disaster

    • Training location for an American Red Cross sheltering courses

  • Pet Sheltering 

    • Relevant veterinary offices and animal care facilities with the ability to house a temporary surge of pets and/or livestock

  • Family Assistance Center

    • A place for families to gather for reunification, receive information about loved ones and claim possessions during a mass casualty event

  • Multi-Agency Resource Center

    • A place where disaster response organizations and those affected by disasters can go to connect after an event to start the recovery process

  • Volunteer Reception Site

    • A location where spontaneous volunteers can gather to be processed and assigned work 

  • Donations Management Center

    • A facility for donations to be received, processed and stored


Click here and contact our Emergency Manager if your organization is interested in serving as one of these facilities.


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