​​​​Public Health Emergency Response

The Kane County Health Department works daily to protect the health of the public in the event of an emergency.  Whether it is a bioterror attack or a naturally occurring outbreak of an infectious disease, the health department can activate plans to respond quickly and effectively.

The Health Department works with the Kane County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and a wide range of community partners to keep the residents of Kane County safe.  These partners represent the medical community, law enforcement, fire departments, schools, emergency management agencies and many other agencies on the local, state and federal level.

10 Essential Items for your Emergency Stockpile:

  1. Three-day supply of water, with one gallon of water per person per day
  2. Three-day supply of nonperishable food
  3. Manual can opener
  4. First-aid Kit
  5. Radio
  6. Flashlights & lanterns
  7. Batteries
  8. Whistle to signal for help
  9. Prescription medications
  10. Battery-operated or solarcell phone charger



Ready.gov in Spanish
Kane County Office of Emergency Management
Basic Emergency Supply Checklist
Family Communication Plan
Every Business Should Have A Plan
Emergency Planning for Pet Owners
Emergency Preparedness Tips for the Deaf
American Pu​blic Health Association on stockpiling

Emergency Preparedness at Home:

Stockpiling Emergency Supplies Toolkit English
Stockpiling Emergency Fact Sheet English      
Stockpiling Emergency Fact Sheet Spanish
Stockpiling Emergency Checklist English   
Stockpiling Emergency Checklist Spanish

Natural Disasters:

General Natural Disaster Planning

Weather Emergencies:

Summer Extreme Heat
Winter Extreme Cold


Bioterrorism Facts and Info English   
Bioterrorism Facts and Info Spanish
IDPH Bioterrorism

Community Preparedness:

POD - Point of Dispensing
SNS - Strategic National Stockpile

Code Red brochure English
Code Red brochure Spanish
Code Red FAQs


Functional Exercise: Road to Pandemic