Community Emergency Preparedness

Becker County Community Health and Becker County Emergency Management have been working together with other community resources to develop a plan to address and respond to potential hazards including natural disasters, disease outbreaks including pandemic influenza, hazardous chemical spills or an intentional terrorist act. With considerable direction from the Minnesota Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, Homeland Security and FEMA, and local resources, plans are in progress to protect the residents of Becker County from such threats.

No plan is ever complete! Ongoing efforts by local public health, hospital officials, clinics, law enforcement and Emergency management meet as the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee to revise plans as necessary.

All individuals and families are encouraged to have an emergency plan that addresses how you will communicate with each other during an event and plans that ensure personal safety. Listen to the radio and television for updates regarding an event.

The Communications Office of the Minnesota Department of Health has developed the following emergency information:

  • If you are ill, see your health care provider.
  • To report an emergency, call 911.
  • To report a natural or man-made emergency that may have serious public health consequences for the community, call the Minnesota Dept of Health Emergency Operations at: 651-201-5735
  • If you are a physician calling to report an infectious disease, please call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414. The MDH Emergency Operations after hours number is: 651-201-5735.