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Columbus Public Health is responsible for the long-term continuing health protection for residents in the cities of Columbus and Worthington. The Office of Emergency Preparedness serves Columbus Public Health by strengthening its workforce and the community's ability to successfully prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from health emergencies.

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Planning and Response Click here to review the Columbus Public Health's (CPH) Emergency Response Plan Executive Summary. For comments or question please email Marc Largmann at [email protected]. Download the Plan.

Ready In Three

Education: Ready in 3 Ready in 3 educates residents on prevention, protection and recovery from public health threats and hazards. - learn more


Volunteer Opportunities Office of Emergency Preparedness coordinates training and planning efforts with partners from law enforcement, fire, hospitals, American Red Cross, and the Franklin County and Columbus Medical Reserve Corps. Learn more.


Preparedness Partners Webinar Series

Preparedness professionals share their real-life stories, expertise, and lessons learned on trending topics. Find us on Twitter using #PrepPartners.

Visit the Preparedness Webinar Series webpage here.

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Chemical Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council Find information about the Chemical Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council (CEPAC), Franklin County's official local emergency planning committee. - learn more