Emergency Preparedness

Public health emergency preparedness encompasses planning for, responding to and recovering from a wide range of man-made and natural disasters.

We accomplish this by maintaining a consistent supportive role in the community to build a stronger public health base.

Emergency Preparedness is more than simply having a kit – you need to know what to do when confronted by a situation – Use the Quick Links on this page to get information about real emergencies that could affect you – and what you can do to prepare.

Be sure to follow us on social media for Public Health announcements, updates and upcoming events. Get involved in your communities through ServNY and Medical Reserve Corp. Find us at our outreach events for information or just to chat. We love hearing from you! Be sure to check out our partners to discover ways to keep yourself and your family healthy.

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program provides the day-to-day coordination of Department’s emergency prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities. It serves as a link to the New York State Department of Health, Greene County Department of Emergency Services, and other related organizations.

The Program also houses the Greene NY Medical Reserve Corps- a professional citizen volunteers who assist communities during public health emergencies such as natural disasters.

Information about the causes of natural and man-made disasters, what to do in an emergency, and where to seek help in an emergency are key to overcoming the potential hazards associated with emergencies. The PHEP Program is dedicated to providing helpful and informative resources in the areas of disease, natural disaster, terrorism and other emergency threats.

For additional information about the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, call 518-719-3600.

Contact Info
Alyssa L. Benjamin, MA
Alyssa L. Benjamin, MA
Emergency Preparedness & Outreach Coordinator