Monongalia County Health Department’s Threat Preparedness program provides public health preparedness and response capabilities to protect the community from natural and man-made threats. We collaborate closely with various local, state and federal partners to ensure we are able to provide comprehensive preparedness and response services to our community. Threat Preparedness staff undergo numerous types of training to become public health practitioners with a wide variety of skills and abilities. We train for all kinds of situations and can deploy immediately when needed or requested.
A key component of preparedness is promotion of various training and skills that can help prepare and empower the community. Our program offers public and private training in Stop the Bleed, CPR, naloxone administration, radiation response and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
The Threat Preparedness program also houses the West Virginia Northern Radiation Response Team. We have a team of radiation specialists that can respond to incidents to assess and mitigate the radiation hazard as well as provide subject matter expertise and recommendations to responders as well as the public.
News & Announcements
Monongalia County QRT awarded $1 million federal grant for data collectionPress Release
Oct. 24, 2023 - Contact: MaryWade Burnside Public Information Officer Monongalia County Health Department Morgantown, WV 26505 (304) 598-5152 | www.monchd.org MaryWade.Burnside...Continue Reading →
Monongalia Co. QRT joins Appalachia-wide Save a Life Day with 10 locationsPress Release
Aug. 31, 2023 - Contact: MaryWade Burnside Public Information Officer Monongalia County Health Department Morgantown, WV 26505 (304) 598-5152 | www.monchd.org MaryWade.Burnside...Continue Reading →
Monongalia County QRT provides guidance to Michigan health departmentPress Release
Aug. 18, 2023 - Monongalia County QRT provides guidance to Michigan health department MORGANTOWN, WV (Aug. 17, 2023) — After four years of refining and strengthening its eff...Continue Reading →