How is Sullivan County handeling Emergency Preparedness?
The Greater Sullivan County Regional Coordination Committee (RCC) is a collaborative group of town officials, health officers, fire, police, subject matter experts, schools,faith-based and non profit representatives.
Together, they represent the 16 municipalities of Acworth, Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, Croydon, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, New London, Newbury, Newport, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Unity, and Wilmot.
Through the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network this RCC planing committee has developed a regional plan to address public health emergencies. No municipality alone has the resources to respond to a public health emergency, but by combining resources and with advanced planning, the region will be better prepared.
The Greater Sullivan County Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan is the cumulative work of many individuals at the local, county and state level. The plan includes detailed steps for preparedness, response and recovery that can be applied to a variety of public health situations.
Public Education is a major part of any Preparedness effort. The Public Health Plan also includes a detailed communications section outlining how we will convey clear messages to the public in an emergency.