Emergency Response

The Madison County Public Health (MCPH) Emergency Response Plan – Basic Plan (ERP) is an all-hazards plan that establishes a single, comprehensive framework for the management of the public health response to incidents within Madison County. The plan is activated when it becomes necessary to assess incidents or to mobilize the resources identified herein in order to protect the public’s health. The ERP incorporates the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the standard for incident management.

The plan assigns roles and responsibilities to MCPH program areas and specific response teams housed within these programs for responding to emergencies and events. The basic plan of the ERP is not intended as a stand-alone document but rather establishes the basis for more detailed planning by MCPH staff in partnership with internal and external subject matter experts and community stakeholders. The ERP Basic Plan is intended to be used in conjunction with both the more detailed annexes and attachments included as part of this document or with other stand-alone plans within MCPH. Additionally, the ERP is designed to work in conjunction with the Madison County Emergency Operations Plan.