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Emergency Preparedness and Response (DOH)

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Emergency preparedness requires attention not just to specific types of hazards, but also to steps that increase preparedness for any type of hazard. The Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration provides a variety of services to help you prepare for a wide variety of hazards, both natural and man-made.

The information in this section comes from a wide variety of sources, including:

Cold Weather Illness Prevention

Winter weather has descended upon the District and with it comes the potential for cold weather illnesses such as frostbite and hypothermia. In addition, the use of space heaters and or generators can lead to deadly exposures of carbon monoxide poisoning. Learn how to protect yourself from these three common winter issues by downloading the Cold Illness Prevention document below (available in Amharic, English, French, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese).

Service Contact: 
Bioterrorism Division of the Department of Health - HEPRA
Contact Phone: 
(202) 671-4222
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0707
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE