Emergency Preparedness

Family Disaster Planning

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Personal Pocket Medication Card

In the event of an emergency, you may not be able to communicate critical information about your health. The personal pocket medication card is an ideal way for you to let medical providers know important health information about yourself that could help save your life.

The personal pocket medication card is easy to use. Just fill in the medication you are taking, the dosage, how often you take it, the reason you take it, and the date you started taking it. Keep this information with you in your wallet and keep it up-to-date.

Click here to download your Personal Pocket Medication Card.


Closed POD Partner Program CP3

Local corporations and insititutions are encoraged to become part of the Closed POD Partner Program (CP3). CP3 allows local industry to partner with the Health Department in dispensing emergency medications to prevent employees from emerging threats. The program enhances community preparedness and resilience to biological threats and disease.

Closed POD operations video:

CP3 Informational Packet and FAQs click here

CP3 Registration Form: click here

To become a partner, or for more information contact: Michael Bender, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at 607.778.2877 or MBender@co.broome.ny.us


Medical Reserve Corps

In the event of a public health emergency, Medical Reserve Corps volunteers provide surge capacity for existing emergency services in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties. The unit is an essential aspect of Broome County's planned response to Public Health Emergencies and new volunteers are always welcomed!

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