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Emergency Preparedness & Management

At Houston Healthcare, our commitment to excellence goes beyond providing emergency medical services. Our EMS Director serves as the Emergency Preparedness and Management Coordinator, overseeing disaster planning and response in the interests of the safety and well-being of our community.

Houston Healthcare is a StormReady Certified Organization.

What is Emergency Preparedness and Management?

Emergency preparedness and management involve meticulous planning and swift response to disasters that could overwhelm hospital resources and require external support. A disaster can range from large-scale events like the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to smaller incidents involving infectious diseases. The definition of a disaster depends on various factors, including the event type, timing, severity of illnesses or injuries, local preparedness, and available resources.

Types of Disasters

Disasters can be classified as internal or external. Internal disasters are events that occur within the hospital's walls, such as active shooter situations, power outages, or radiation exposure incidents. On the other hand, external disasters happen at locations separate from the hospital, such as transportation incidents or industrial accidents. Some disasters can even be a combination of both, such as natural disasters causing mass casualties and damage to the hospital structure.

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Our Role in Emergency Preparedness

As the Emergency Preparedness and Management Coordinator, our EMS Director takes charge of ensuring that Houston Healthcare is well-equipped to handle any crisis effectively. We conduct thorough planning, establish protocols, and collaborate with local authorities and agencies to enhance our preparedness. Our goal is to maintain seamless coordination and response during critical situations, safeguarding the well-being of our patients, staff, and community.

Join Houston Healthcare EMS, and you'll be part of a team that not only delivers care on the frontlines, but also plays a crucial role in providing for our community's safety during emergencies. Be a part of something greater—be a part of Houston Healthcare EMS. Together, we can make a difference when it matters most.

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