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Emergency Preparedness

The Chemung County Emergency Preparedness Committee is comprised of members from several local agencies or facilities with an interest in serving our community's emergency needs.  The committee includes representatives from the Chemung County Health Department, Chemung Valley Rural Health Network, Chemung County Emergency Management Office, Chemung County Office of Records & Public Information, Chemung County Office of Mental Hygiene, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, Chemung County Sheriff's Department, Elmira City Fire Department, Elmira City Police Department, EMSTAR, Chemung County Medical Society, Elmira Psychiatric Center, and the American Red Cross.

The Committee meets quite regularly to provide assistance with the development and refinement of emergency response plans.  Most efforts in the past have been in the area of bioterrorism readiness, but the attention most recently has shifted to preparations for responding to pandemic flu.

The federal Centers for Disease Control has created an informative guide for individuals and families with information on what pandemic flu is and how you can prepare for it.  To download a copy of that guide, click here.


For additional information and links, go to the Chemung County Emergency Management-Public Awareness page by clicking HERE.


For more information on Pandemic Influenza, visit our Pandemic Influenza webpage by clicking HERE.


BIRD FLU (Avian Flu)

Bird Flu has recently become a very popular topic.  A new page has been created to address some of your questions and concerns regarding Bird Flu.  To go to our Bird Flu page, click HERE.




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