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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness


Being prepared for a public health emergency

means understanding what could happen in the

community and having staff trained, equipped, and

ready to respond.  Disease outbreaks, natural disasters,

       and bioterrorism are all considered in planning and training.


Emergency Preparedness


Region 8 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Region 8 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response serves as a primary resource to local health jurisdictions and healthcare systems in planning and preparing for, responding to, and recovery from public health emergencies in Benton, Franklin, Klickitat, Walla Walla , and Yakima Counties

Personal Preparedness

Public health emergencies can occur with little warning.  Click here for information on how you can prepare yourself, your family and your community. 



Benton-Franklin Health District Emergency Preparedness

The Benton-Franklin Emergency Preparedness Committee ensures that public health staff is trained and prepared for public health emergencies facing Benton and Franklin Counties. 



Training Opportunities

Interested in knowing more?  A variety of

in-person and online trainings are available.

Contact Angela Seydel at 509.460.4532, or angelas@bfhd.wa.gov.



How to Volunteer

Opportunities are available for medical and non-medical volunteers interested in offering assistance during a public health emergency or disaster.  Click here for information on how to get involved. 



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

Emergency Contact Information

Personal Emergency for Medical, Police, Fire, or Other: 911
Washington Poison Center: 1 (800) 222-1222 (www.wapc.org)
Washington Community Resource Information: 211 (www.win211.org)
BFHD Public Health Emergency/Imminent Health Hazard After-Hours Reporting: 509-543-3851
The public can reference BFHD policies available in Kennewick office.
BFHD Privacy Statement:English / Spanish
Copies of the annual report available at all BFHD offices.
State and County Resources
Rules and Regulations Administered by or Governing the Benton-Franklin Health District
WAC's - RCW's
Community Health Status Indicators
Reportable Conditions
Contact: info(at)bfhd.wa.gov                                                                                                                             Employees