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Emergency Preparedness

Family Emergency Health Information Sheet


EMERGENCY SYSTEM FOR ADVANCED REGISTRATION-VOLUNTEER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS is a secure state-based system which encourages health care professionals with an active Indiana license to register as a health professional volunteer. In the event of a disaster, public health officials will identify potential health care volunteers based on the specific needs of the emergency response. If contacted to volunteer during an emergency and circumstances prevent your availability, the option to accept or decline any volunteer request exists. If the opportunity to volunteer is accepted, further instructions including where to report and what to bring will follow.




Suggested Language/Template for Ambulatory Infection Control Policy for Rural Health Clinics


  • Continuation of Operations Plan, click here
  • HRSA Rural Preparedness document, click here
  • website offers information on:
  • natural disasters
  • pandemic
  • technological emergencies
  • terrorist hazards
  • option for protection
  • recovery from disaster
  • make a plan, build a kit, get involved with your community, business preparedness, preparedness for kids

Rural Health Clinic Preparedness Resources


  • Chemical Agents: Facts about Personal Cleaning and Disposal of Contaminated Clothing, click here
  • CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Chemical Agents A to Z, click here
  • Chemical Terrorism, click here
  • RHC Chemical Exercise, NaOH, ppt., click here
  • Unidentified Chemical Exposure, click here


CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Bioterrorism Agents / Diseases A to Z, click here

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.: Bioterrorism Agents, click here


CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Just In Time Radiation Training Video, click here


Family Preparedness (resourses for kids too), click here

FEMA Are you ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness, click here

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Pocket Guides:

Standard Operations Guidance (Policy) Templates for the following hazards are available upon request from the IRHA.

  • Evacuation
  • Fire Safety
  • Government Emergency Telecommunications Service Cards
  • Shelter-in-Place
  • Tornado
  • Winter Storm
  • Workplace Violence

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