The goal for Bio-Emergency Response Planning for Marion County is to assure that we are prepared for any kind of naturally occurring or man-made biological, chemical, or radiological emergency.
Plans are in place and are annually exercised to prevent and respond to biological emergencies. These plans include plans to operate mass vaccination/distribution clinics in response to large scale communicable disease or biological, chemical, or radiological releases.
The plans assure that public health staff will be able to:
The processes assure that Marion County is prepared to work with and request state and federal assets whenever necessary.
Some of the local plans are highly dependent upon volunteer efforts. A volunteer database has been established, and individuals who are interested in assisting in a community-wide emergency should register with that database.
Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N. Lincoln
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: (641) 828-2238
Fax: (641) 842-3442