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:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
- US Department of Health and Human Services
- US Department of Defense
- US Federal Emergency Management Agency
- US Food and Drug Administration
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).