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Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness Division is responsible for developing the agency’s emergency response plans and conducting training and exercises with local and state response partners.

FCPH partners with local emergency response agencies to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Funding for the Emergency Preparedness Division is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health through the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program.

The division also coordinates the Fayette County Medical Reserve Corps, a volunteer group of medical and non-medical professionals who are ready to support local emergency response activities.

Get local emergency alerts:

  • Sign up for Nixle and receive up-to-date information as decisions are made. Simply text your zip code to 888-777.
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Fayette County Public Health’s emergency plans are available for public viewing and comment. Please contact the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at 740-335-5910.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

The mission of the Fayette County Medical Reserve Corps is to assist local response efforts during a public health emergency or large-scale event. Through a coordinated Volunteer Reception Center, health professionals (licensed and non-licensed) and community volunteers will come together to assist the Fayette County Health Department with various assigned tasks. Together we can all make a difference!

Who is eligible to join MRC?

The Medical Reserve Corps is composed of local health professionals (licensed and non-licensed) and community volunteers who are able to assist their community during the time of a public health emergency. MRC volunteers may be asked to assist in various capacities, including community education and at mass dispensing clinics and shelters, depending on the need.

How can I join the Fayette County MRC?

Visit the Ohio Responds website and click “Register Now.”


Contact the MRC Coordinator by email: Ethan Johnson, MPH.