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Emergency Preparedness

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program staff collaborate with regional partners to develop and maintain a Regional Public Health Emergency Annex (RPHEA) that describes critical operational functions during an emergency and what entities are responsible for carrying them out. Regional Annex takes an “All Hazards” approach to preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a public health emergency.  The plan is comprised of a base plan and supplemented by function-specific appendices.  The RPHEA clearly describe the policies, processes, roles, and responsibilities that municipalities and partner agencies carry out before, during, and after any public health emergency, including:
  • Activation and operation of Points of Dispensing (PODs) - facilities set up to provide medication/vaccine to the region within 48 hours;
  • Mass triage and Alternate Care Sites in the event that our medical providers are overwhelmed;
  • Isolation and Quarantine measures to respond to communicable disease outbreaks;
  • Regional PH emergency response coordination;
  • Public Information and Warning protocols, procedures and templates; and
  • Mass Fatality management.
The plan includes contact information for regional partners, including those who would be integral in a response to a public health emergency, media outlets, municipal and non-governmental organizations, as well as state partners.  The RPHEA is compliant with the Incident Management System (ICS) and includes reference materials to be used in an emergency.

Be Prepared - Help Yourself and Your Family

All of us face the possibility of natural disasters, accidents, power outages or intentional acts to disrupt our daily lives. We cannot control the weather or prevent disasters from happening, but there are steps you can take to minimize risks from known hazards. Planning now can help save lives later.

Emergency Supply List

Individuals with Disabilities or Access and Functional Needs

Caring for Your Animals During a Disaster

Winter Weather

Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold.  The most common cold-related problems are hypothermia and frostbite.
NH Department of Safety Press Release 1/6/15: "Keep Safe and Warm This Winter"
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death if inhaled.  When power outages occur during natural disasters and other emergencies, the use of alternative sources of fuel or electricity for heating or cooking can cause CO to build up in a home, garage, or camper and to poison the people and animals inside.

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Power outages and safety with generators

Generator Safety 

Help Others
Once you are prepared for an emergency, you can offer to assist others. You may be able to help by donating items or money to a local charity or food bank. Another way to help is to volunteer your time.


Contact Emergency Preparedness

  • Address: 18 Mulberry Street, Nashua, NH 03060 | Map
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 603-589-4507
  • Fax: 603-594-3452

Greater Nashua Public Health Network
Quarterly Update


January, 2015
November, 2014
August, 2014
May, 2014
February, 2014
November, 2013  

Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) for the Greater Nashua Public Health Region

Summary of Results

Presentation on HVA Process

Improvement Plan

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