Emergency Planning

Genevieve Weseman x408  and Mende Kemper x411 or email our staff here

Lincoln County is part of a national network of Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) communities. Community partners in this region offer emergency preparedness and disaster response training to individuals and groups. The program is designed to help people prepare for and respond to catastrophic events such as tornadoes, floods, widespread disease outbreaks and other natural or man-made disasters. Please contact Genevieve Weseman at Genevieve.Weseman@lchdmo.org or 636-528-6117 ext. 408 for information about joining our MRC.

While the probability of a Bioterrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) attack remains low, it is nonetheless important to be prepared for such an event. The mechanisms for responding are also useful when handling other disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, epidemic outbreaks, or chemical spills. One objective is to design response strategies that will utilize a region’s resources, not just those of one city or county. This will enable more rapid and effective event responses.

If you have any questions, please contact Lincoln County Health Department at 636-528-6117 x411.

Communicating During A Disaster

Over the past several years, Lincoln County has faced many emergencies including floods, fires, missing children, boil orders, automobile accidents, and flu outbreaks just to name a few. Communication with the citizens is of upmost importance, which is why Lincoln County Emergency Service Agencies announce that they are using a new technology.

Nixle allows emergency service agencies to send emergency alerts, advisories, and community messages to everyone in the county database. The emergency service agencies include Lincoln County Emergency Management, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Fire Protection District #1, Lincoln County Health Department, Lincoln County Ambulance District, and the City of Troy.

Nixle is a free service for you to register by texting your zip code to 888777. You can also register at www.nixle.com or download the free iPhone Nixle app. Citizens can choose the way alerts are received by email, text message or over the web. Messages are targeted to specific geographic regions by zip code, so you only receive messages that impact you.

This new service can potentially help save lives and keep our community safe, especially during times of emergency. Please sign up by texting your zip code to 888777.
public safety alert system

Volunteering

Lincoln County is part of a national network of Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) communities. Community partners in this region offer emergency preparedness and disaster response training to individuals and groups. The program is designed to help people prepare for and respond to catastrophic events such as tornadoes, floods, widespread disease outbreaks and other natural or man-made disasters. Please contact Genevieve Weseman at Genevieve.Weseman@lchdmo.org or 636-528-6117 ext. 408 for information about joining our MRC.

Missouri has a state level registry for volunteers called Show-Me-Response at https://www.showmeresponse.org/. We highly encourage each of our volunteers to register with Show-Me-Response before a disaster or emergency situation. Registering prior to an event will allow you to be ready to deploy when your skills are needed or anticipated across Missouri.

The mission of the MRC is to engage volunteers that strengthen public health, emergency response, and community resiliency. MRC units are community-based including volunteers that are public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacist, dentists, veterinarians, epidemiologists, and social workers. If you want to learn more about MRC check out their national website at www.medicalreservecorps.gov

MRC Update Form

Are you ready for a disaster?

Check out www.ready.gov on how to be informed, make a plan, build a kit, and be involved so you and your family or work are ready when a disaster takes place.

Do you have a functional need? Are you prepared during an emergency? Lincoln County wants to identify our functional needs population now, so we can plan for everyone in the future. This will make you a priority! Please enter your information using this link: Lincoln County Functional Needs Information