The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program plans response efforts to large-scale public health incidents. These emergencies could include a pandemic, anthrax attack, smallpox outbreak, earthquake, severe winter storm, and more.

Emergency Preparedness

Preparedness efforts are primarily funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They focus upon the following capabilities:

  • Community Preparedness
  • Community Recovery
  • Emergency Operations Coordination
  • Emergency Public Information and Warning
  • Fatality Management
  • Mass Care
  • Medical Countermeasure Dispensing
  • Medical Material Management Distribution
  • Medical Surge
  • Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
  • Public Health Laboratory Testing
  • Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
  • Responder Safety and Health
  • Volunteer Management

Lassen Disaster Preparedness Coalition


Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Lassen County Public Health Department has overall responsibility for protecting the public's health during a public health emergency.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness works to:

  • Prepare and plan for public health emergencies with the community partners and agencies with whom we respond
  • Coordinate with Lassen County's healthcare system to enhance readiness and response capabilities for public health emergencies
  • Plan for dissemination of health information during public health emergencies to ensure residents and visitors have the most accurate and updated information
  • Plan for mass countermeasure dispensing and vaccinations in the event of an emergency where medications/vaccines are available
  • Coordinate with epidemiology regarding surveillance of disease within the county to ensure early detection of outbreaks
  • Exercise with community partners and agencies to ensure a timely and well-coordinated response


Emergency Preparedness Resources and Information

The Lassen County Health Department recommends the following information links as great resources of information for personal and family preparedness, scout projects, emergency preparedness fairs, and school research projects.

Pandemic Influenza



Quarterly Coalition Meeting Schedule


Meetings are held at the Lassen County Public Health Department conference room: 1445 Paul Bunyan Rd, Susanville from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Contact Information: 

Contact Information

Jim Uruburu
Lassen County Public Health
1445 Paul Bunyan Road. Suite B
96130 Susanville , CA
Mon - Fri:
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat - Sun: