The mission of Summit County Public Health is to protect and advance the health of the entire community through its policies, programs and activities that protect the safety, health and well-being of the people in Summit County. Through its policies, programs and activities, the Health District endeavors to create a healthful environment and ensure the accessibility of health services to all.
Summit County Emergency Notification System
Receive alerts about emergencies by signing up for Summit County Emergency Notifications. This emergency notification system enables the County to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.
Active Shooter - Workplace Violence
An active shooter/ hostile intruder is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. Here are some guidelines and resources to help you know what to do in this type of emergency situation.
Preparing for an Emergency at Home
Have you thought about what you will do if an emergency occurs while you are at home? How should you prepare your senior relatives, neighbors for an emergency? What should you do with your pets?
The following links will provide resources to help you prepare.
- Ready - Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed
- Becoming “Red Cross Ready” for an emergency means following our simple steps in advance to ensure you can weather a crisis safely and comfortably.
- Prepare My Family for a Disaster - Because your family may not be together when a disaster strikes it is important to create a plan in advance. It is also essential to have a disaster supplies kit that includes basic items from your home that you may need in case of emergency.
- ASPCA - Help protect pets by spreading the word about disaster preparedness. The ASPCA provide detailed steps to follow por your pets.