Berkeley - 122 Waverly Ct, Martinsburg, WV 25403
Morgan - 137 War Memorial Dr. Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Tel: (304).263.5131 - Berkeley
Tel: (304).258.1513 - Morgan
Our email addresses no longer end in @wv.gov, they end in @berkeleywv.org
As a result of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, our agency has had to become more aware of and better prepared for disaster response in any type of situation (Natural, Terrorist, Chemical).
Partnerships & Planning:
On the local level, our Health Departments have been directed by the West Virginia State Health Department to plan for response to all hazards, and to integrate the response with that of local Office of Emergency Services (OES), Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC). The Berkeley-Morgan County Board of Health maintains our own internal All-Hazards Plan (AHP) as well as an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for our Health Departments.
In addition, we maintain partnerships with our local Offices of Emergency Managment (OEM), both of our local LEPCs, as well as our Regional Health Care Coalition (HCC) and our Regional Eastern Public Health Response Team (EPHRT), along with many other local agencies and organizations to help ensure preparedness for our community and surrounding areas. Our local community preparedness plans are trained on, drilled on and put into action, alongside those of our partnering agencies, as needed.
A Medical Volunteer Corp has been formed, composed primarily of medically trained people in our area. Any interested persons with skills in the medical field would be welcome to participate in this process. We also welcome those with clerical skills and those interested in assisting with directing traffic at large scale events, etc. Please check out the Medical Volunteer Corps Page or contact our Threat Preparedness Coordinator for more information. 304-263-5131, ext. 8243
Medical Counter Measures:
A plan exists to procure medications and antidotes to be used to protect and treat citizens against various types of bioterrorism agents. The local Health Department will play a significant role should such response become necessary.
The Threat Preparedness program for our Berkeley and Morgan County Health Departments would like to provide you with some community preparedness resources and tools that will help you to be prepared before an emergency or disaster strikes.
Make a plan, build a kit, BE READY!! Preparedness is the key!
Community Preparedness Resources:
Preparedness and Response (wv.gov)
ReadyWV Personal Prep Starter Kit
Prepare Your Family | Ready.gov
Emergency Preparedness (wv.gov)
- For the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Natural Disasters and Severe Weather | CDC
How to Prepare for Fires, Hurricanes and Other Disasters (aarp.org)
Individuals and Communities | FEMA.gov
Home Fire Prevention & Safety Tips | American Red Cross
Flood Safety | Flood Preparedness | American Red Cross
Power Outage Safety | American Red Cross