How You Can Help In Times of Disaster
During a large-scale emergency or disaster, OCCHD will coordinate with other agencies to maximize community recovery efforts. Public health relies on a variety of professional experience to establish a prepared local community, enhance services, and enrich the quality of life in Oklahoma County. Equipped and trained volunteers are critical in establishing a prepared local response. OCCHD welcomes and appreciates volunteer support at all times.
In order to ensure a clear plan of action for the utilization and mobilization of emergency volunteers, OCCHD partners with the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps to organize and prepare volunteers to assist in local emergency operations. MRC volunteers will be able to use their skills and abilities in many public health initiatives including immunization, vaccination, education, and local level emergency planning and preparedness.
For those interested in assisting in any shelters that might be established in OK County during a disaster, please see these training modules from the City of San Diego. They will help you better understand the needs of those with Access and Functional Needs who you may see in our shelters.
If you would like more information about volunteering with MRC, please click here.
For more information call (405) 419-4236.