Preparedness Resources

Did you receive our postcard in the mail? Are you still wondering if it applies to you or anyone in your household? Impairments exist in people of all ages, races, genders and national origin. And, impairments can impact a person in a variety of ways—both visible and invisible. For people with impairments and their families, it is important to consider individual circumstances and needs to effectively prepare for emergencies and disasters. Do you have mobility issues that would prevent you from evacuating your residence in emergencies? Do you have medical devices or equipment that require continual power in order for you to survive? Unable to get out on your own in weather emergencies?

If you or anyone in your household answered yes to any of these questions, please call us at 307-577-9741. The Casper Natrona County Health Department Preparedness Team would love to assist and get you connected with the proper emergency response resources and help in the event of an emergency or disaster.

The Public Health Preparedness Program at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department is responsible for writing, implementing, testing and updating all disaster preparedness plans. In addition, the staff responds to emergencies in the community from small oil spills to disease outbreaks.

Planning at the CNCHD involves a multidisciplinary and multiagency approach to planning efforts. Plans are updated at least annually, or more often as needed. The Preparedness staff at the CNCHD belong to many multi-disciplinary groups whose goals are to prepare, mitigate, respond to and recover from emergencies in Natrona County.

Plans that are maintained by the preparedness program include:

  • Emergency Operations Plan
  • Emergency Support Function #8 Attachment
  • Continuity of Operations
  • Surveillance and Epidemiological Response
  • Community Disease Containment
  • Risk Communication
  • Functional and Access Needs
  • Pandemic Influenza
  • Volunteer Management
  • Medical Countermeasures Dispensing
  • Training and Exercise
  • Environmental Safety Operations
  • Hazard Mitigation and Vulnerability
  • Outbreak Control Center
  • Smallpox
  • Chemical, Biological, Explosion
  • Radiation, Nuclear
  • Communications
  • Airport Response

Go Stay Kit

We can’t predict the future, but we can plan for it.

A GoStayKit is an easy-to-use tool to prepare you in case disaster strikes. It’s a way to keep all of your personal and medical information safe and organized in one place so that if you’re in a serious situation, there’s no need for panic and last-minute scrambling to find it by either yourself, your family, or emergency responders.

Whether an emergency requires you to leave your home or shelter in it, assembling your GoStayKit will ensure that you are ready.

To learn more and request your free GoStayKit, contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department today or call 307-235-9340.

Emergency Preparedness Guide

Flash Flooding

Ensuring safety and awareness during flash flooding situations is paramount for personal well-being. Taking proactive measures, such as understanding flood risks in your area, creating an emergency plan, and staying informed about weather updates, can significantly reduce the risks associated with flash flooding. If flooding occurs, remember to seek higher ground immediately and avoid driving or walking through flooded areas. For comprehensive guidelines and resources on flash flooding preparedness and awareness, click here to learn more.

Tornado Preparedness
Staying safe and aware during an unexpected tornado is paramount to protect yourself and your loved ones. It is crucial to take necessary precautions by seeking shelter in a sturdy building or basement, away from windows. Additionally, staying informed about weather updates and emergency alerts can provide vital information to help you make informed decisions. To learn more about tornado preparedness and safety measures, click here for comprehensive guidelines and resources.

Wild Fires
Maintaining safety and awareness during wildfire incidents is crucial for protecting lives and property. It is vital to take proactive steps, such as understanding the wildfire risks in your area, creating an emergency plan, and staying updated on fire conditions and evacuation orders. Promptly following evacuation orders, maintaining a safe distance from the fire, and refraining from activities that may ignite flames can significantly mitigate the dangers of wildfires. To access comprehensive guidelines and resources on wildfire preparedness and awareness, click here for more information.

The Public Health Preparedness Program also oversees the Volunteer Natrona County Medical Reserve Corps. This group of individuals is trained to respond to public health emergencies and assist with other public health priorities in Natrona County.