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Emergency Preparedness

Public Health emergencies can arise anywhere. Natural, technological, and human caused disasters can impact Montana at any time. Public health hazards in Montana may result from communicable disease outbreaks, food and water contaminations, chemical spills, wild land fires and smoke, drought, flooding, earthquakes, tornados, and avalanches.



Preparing Responses
Public health has always been concerned with emergency planning, but it is increasingly apparent that we must be prepared to respond quickly to a variety of threats on a potentially large scale, and in partnership with other agencies.

The Richland County Health Department actively coordinates with the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC), Disaster and Emergency Services, and other local agencies to develop response capacity to public health emergencies.

We want everyone to be prepared for an emergency, starting with the individual. For more information on how to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency, you can download planning guides from the State of Montana Emergency Preparedness website.
Prepare yourself, your family, and pets for the next potential emergency situation.

 The following guides are useful resources for learning what you can do now to be ready:

Contact Us

Health Department
1201 W. Holly, #1
Sidney, MT 59270

Ph: (406) 433-2207
Fx: (406) 433-6895

Richland County
201 W. Main
Sidney, MT 59270