Health Department

Public Health Preparedness

Public Health as First Responders

When you think of first responders, you most likely think of firefighters, police officers or EMTs. You may be surprised to know that your local Public Health Officials: nurses, food inspectors, health educators, environmentalists, administrators, and local plumbers/electricians/contractors are indeed first responders.

What is a public health emergency?

Many emergencies involve public health, though you may not always see us on the front lines.  Since 2001, public health agencies around the world have been preparing for threats such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks and pandemics.  In Dearborn County Health Department, we have been working to increase our capacity to respond to emergencies by strengthening old partnerships, creating new partnerships with the community, other public health and emergency response agencies in the Tri-State areas.

If you would like to volunteer, to make this community a safer place in a time of an emergency, we can use your help and/or expertise in assisting, the following links offer fill-in forms:


  • News
  • Useful

Contact Us

Health Department
215- B W High St
2nd Floor
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
  • Phone: (812) 532-3276
  • Fax: (812) 537-6302
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

In this Department