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
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 is Prescription Drug Take Back DayThreat Preparedness
Oct. 27, 2022 - By Katie Minor This Saturday, Oct. 29, several locations around the county will be designated as National Prescription Drug Take Back Day sites. Law enforcemen...Continue Reading →
When disaster strikes Appalachia, preparedness can save livesThreat Preparedness
Sep. 21, 2022 - By Katie Minor Just last month, our neighbors in Kentucky suffered devastating losses due to flooding. At least 37 people have died and whole communities have...Continue Reading →
Disasters don't plan, but you canThreat Preparedness
Sep. 14, 2022 - By Mary Wade Burnside Three years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, September’s National Preparedness Month was established by t...Continue Reading →