Office of Emergency Preparedness

The DeKalb County Board of Health’s Office of Emergency Preparedness protects the public’s health during intentional or natural emergencies. These include terrorism attacks caused by the release of biological, chemical, or radiological agents and natural disasters such as a tornado. We also partner with individuals, neighborhoods, faith groups, schools and others to help them understand that each one of us has a role to play during an emergency.

If a large-scale disaster happens in DeKalb County, will you and your family be prepared?

Do you know what to do?  Do your family members know how to get in contact with each other during an emergency? Do you have a plan to meet up with your loved ones?

The Office of Emergency Preparedness has plans on how families can prepare before a disaster strikes.  They cover how to communicate during an emergency, what items you may need for a safety kit and how local businesses can prepare for disaster.  You can find a wealth of tools to help you and your family.

You will find information on how to build an emergency kit and develop a family emergency plan, including how to contact family members and how to meet up after an emergency. You can download these items or call us for materials.

Participate by being prepared yourself and by being an advocate for family emergency preparedness.

Get Ready! Let’s Prepare, DeKalb!

For more information regarding emergency preparedness trainings, workshops and materials, contact:

Office of Emergency Preparedness
DeKalb County Board of Health
445 Winn Way
Decatur, GA 30030

To report a public health emergency, call 404-294-3700 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.