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Emergency Preparedness

The Northwest Georgia Public Health District Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response strives to create partnerships that give us greater opportunities for education and engagement outreach, designed to strengthen community resiliency while promoting preparedness as a way of life.

Emergency Preparedness is one of several public health programs that promote and protect the health and safety of Georgians. It prepares individuals, agencies, and communities for all types of emergencies (from severe weather to disease outbreak) and provides support for their response efforts.

We are the Emergency Preparedness and Response team for District 1-1, which includes Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk and Walker.

Our team consists of Rewa Pressley, EP Coordinator; Joshua McKinley, EP Specialist; Risё Wood, Medical Countermeasures Coordinator; Logan Boss, Risk Communicator; Elizabeth “Dawn” May, Healthcare Coalition Facilitator; and Eileen Medina-Charriez, Training and Exercise Coordinator.

In our District, Emergency Preparedness is made up of these specific areas: