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Hours
Kennewick:
8am to noon
1pm to 5pm
Monday-Friday

Vital Records
Same-day
In-Person
Service (Kennewick office only)
8am to 11:30am
1pm to 4pm
Monday-Friday

Pasco:
8am to noon
1pm to 5pm
Monday-Friday

    Region 8 PHEPR

Region 8 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response works with

public health partners in Benton, Franklin, Klickitat, Walla Walla, and

Yakima Counties to prepare them to respond to public health emergencies. 

If our responders are not prepared, they cannot help the community, you,

 and your family. 

 

 


What We Do

Plan Development and Maintenance
  • Region 8 Healthcare Systems Preparedness and Response Plan
  • Region 8 Emergency Response and Resource Coordination Plan
  • Regional ACF Community Plan and Cache Request

Training and Education
  • Incident Command System ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700
  • Crisis and Risk Communication
  • Public Information Officer
  • WebEOC
  • WATrac

Exercise Development, Facilitation, and Evaluation
  • It Started with Crash Bang Regional Exercise (2012)
  • 2012 Evergreen Earthquake
  • Shakin’ in the TriCities Benton Franklin PIO Tabletop Exercise (2012)

Region 8 Healthcare Coalition and Healthcare Systems Planning - Lead Organization Provide coordination, facilitation, and staff support
  • Healthcare MOU Workshop 2011 – Developed Region MOU and supporting documents

Additional Services
  • Public Health Resource Surge Capacity
  • Epidemiological Support and Response
  • Survey Development and Analysis
  • Materials Development
  • Partnership Development and Organization
  • Resource Tracking and Coordination
  • Community Presentations
  • Partner Plan Review



Planning

Plans provide a structure for response.

 

Region 8 PHEPR has plans for a variety of public health situations and staff is available to provide information and guidance in plan development. 

 

 

Business Continuity Planning

Make plans for your business before something happens.

http://www.ready.gov/business/

http://flu.gov/

 

How to Volunteer

We appreciate people who are willing to provide their time, skills, and knowledge during a public health emergency or disaster.

WAserv is the new registration and contact system for emergency volunteers. Part of a national initiative, WAserv allows medical, public health and other emergency response professionals to pre-register as emergency volunteers.

The system also helps us better communicate with volunteers about preparedness activities and ongoing training opportunities.

 

 

Training

 

FEMA: Incident Command System, Emergency Preparedness Training

http://www.training.fema.gov

 

American Red Cross: Disaster response and first aid training

www.redcross.org

 

Community Emergency Response Teams: Disaster response and emergency preparedness training

http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/

 

For additional training needs and opportunities, contact Melissa Lantz at 460-4530, melissab@bfhd.wa.gov.

 

 

Exercises
Plans are regularly tested in different types of exercises with public health and other partners throughout the region.

 

Education Library

DVDs of a wide variety of public health emergency preparedness training and information materials are available at no cost.  

 

Contact Melissa Lantz at 460-4530, melissab@bfhd.wa.gov for more information.

 

Personal Preparedness

Get prepared now. 

Basic preparedness will see you through all kinds of emergencies.

 

Department of Homeland Security Personal Preparedness Site

www.ready.gov

 

Washington Department of Health Emergency Response Guide

English

Spanish

 

National Resource Center for Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities

Useful information for cultural and vulnerable populations

http://www.diversitypreparedness.org/

 

American Red Cross

http://www.prepare.org/index.htm

 

Department of Health and Human Services
Flu specific all-hazard information and planning materials

http://flu.gov/

 

 

 


Region 8 PHEPR Partners

Local Public Health Jurisdictions

 

Benton-Franklin Health District

www.bfhd.wa.gov

 

 

 

 

 

Klickitat County Health Department

www.klickitatcounty.org/health

 

 

Walla Walla County Health Department

www.walla-walla.wa.us/Departments/PHD/

 

 

Yakima Health District

www.yakimapublichealth.org

 

Local Emergency Management

Benton County Emergency Services

http://www.bces.wa.gov/

 

Franklin County Emergency Management

http://www.franklinem.org/

 

 

Klickitat County Emergency Management

www.klickitatcounty.org/EmergencyMan

 

 

Walla Walla County Emergency Management

www.co.walla-walla.wa.us/departements/emd

 

 

Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management

www.yakimacounty.us/oem

 

 

 

 

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Benton Franklin Health District
Kennewick
7102 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick WA
99336
(509) 460 4200
Pasco
412 W Clark
Pasco WA
99301
(509) 547-9737

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