Plan & Prepare

Emergency Preparedness

The purpose of emergency preparedness at Mid-Michigan District Health Department is to ensure the agency and the community are prepared for any crisis situation. The Mid-Michigan District Health Department must be ready to respond to all types of emergencies, including medical, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive, and natural disasters with information and guidance for residents. When it comes to preparedness, we all have an important role to play---- learn how you can protect yourself and your family by preparing for potential emergencies. The information on this page will help you achieve your personal preparedness goals!

Don't Get Overwhelmed!

Emergency preparedness doesn't have to be overwhelming, try visiting DO1Thing, a program that makes preparing for emergencies easier and more manageable. Each month, Do1Thing will have you do one thing to increase your level of of preparedness. At the end of twelve months, you will have developed an emergency plan and kit!

Volunteer Opportunities

• Michigan Volunteer Registry
• Montcalm-Ionia Citizen Corps Program

Volunteers are always needed to help during emergency and/or crisis situations. Lend your support today!

During a Power Outage:


What should you do when power goes out? Click here to see CDC's suggestions.

Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


Restaurants without power are reminded that they should:

  • Close for business until power is restored
  • Monitor temperatures every two hours
  • When in doubt, throw it out!
  • Call MMDHDs Environmental Health with any questions

MDARD Emergency Actions Plans For Food Establishments