Public Health Emergency Preparedness

What is PHEP?

PHEP stands for Public Health Emergency Preparedness.

The Labette County Health Department's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program is dedicated to ensuring our community is prepared on a community level in the event of public health emergencies. It is also important that we help Labette County Residents prepare on an individual level.

What you can do to prepare for an emergency

During and after an emergency you may need to be prepared to survive on your own, with little or no assistance from others. This means having access to basic necessities such as food and water.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a several-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery