Plan, Prepare and Mitigate

Preparedness

Planning and training are keys to effectively dealing with different types of disasters. Emergency plans are developed as blueprints for response to a variety of scenarios and assist communities in developing localized emergency operations plans.

Individuals and families can learn how to prepare for disasters by clicking here.

Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world here.

Dependent care facilities such as schools, day cares, nursing homes and assisted living facilities can learn about emergency planning here.

Knowing how to react during an emergency at a nuclear power plant can reduce the risk of injury.

Organizers of special events must create a comprehensive special event plan in case of disaster.

Residents with special needs can provide important information to emergency responders using the York County Special Needs Registry.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) receives information about hazardous chemicals and develops plans for responding to chemical emergencies within York County.

Mitigation

Mitigation is another way to say "relieve" or "alleviate". Periodically, York County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the York County Planning Commission updates the Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan examines the hazards that could affect the county and lays out the strategies to mitigate them.