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Deployments

The Environmental Health Officers Deployment Resource DVD is available here.

The Environmental Health Officers Deployment Resource DVD provides information on common environmental health issues faced in disasters. It is organized into five sections: General Environmental Health, Food Safety, Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene, Hazardous Waste/Materials, and Safety Officer. For more information, please click here (PDF: 76 KB, 1 page).

General

Click here to link to the CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website (http://emergency.cdc.gov). That website is CDC's primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. The site continues to keep the public informed about public health emergencies and provides the information needed to protect and save lives. 

Water-Related Emergencies and Outbreaks

Water-related emergency preparedness and outbreak response has become one of the most significant and crucial issues in recent history. Individuals, families, and businesses have been advised to be prepared for emergencies by creating disaster supply kits that include appropriate amounts of safe drinking water. Emergencies can include natural disasters (for example, hurricanes, floods, and droughts) man-made disasters (for example, intentional contamination), and outbreaks (for example, infections linked to water exposure). Preparedness resources include preparedness toolkits, preparedness training, and directions for emergency disinfection. Click here to link to the CDC website for water-realted emergencies and outbreaks (http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/index.html).