The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department Emergency Preparedness team is responsible for preparing Public Health, its partners and the community to respond to adverse events that affect the public’s health in our community.  Activities and exercises are planned in cooperation with the public, health care, safety and non-governmental organizations in Lucas County.

Preparedness Begins with you

Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility! Take small steps today for a safer and more prepared tomorrow.  Click on a link below to learn more about preparing yourself for an emergency.

Below are links to various resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help you better prepare for a specific natural or man-made emergency.

Lucas County Alerts

The Lucas County Emergency Management Agency provides emergency alerts to anyone who lives, works, or regularly visits Lucas County. The Lucas County Alerts system will provide you with emergency notifications to your mobile device as well as email. Click here to register for free today.

Public Health Emergency Fact Sheets

During a public health emergency, the Toledo-Lucas County Health department is committed to providing the public with the latest information and relevant facts for the emergency. Below is a list of the Ohio Department of Health’s defined Class A Disease fact sheets that the health department will utilize to educate the public.

Potassium Iodine Tablets

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department offers potassium iodine (KI) tablets to permanent residents within the 10 mile emergency planning zone (EPZ) of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station. Click on the link below to view the 10 mile EPZ map.

If you believe you are eligible for KI, please contact Dan Baker (bakerd@co.lucas.oh.us) to review your information and determine your eligibility.

Other Organizational Contacts 

  • Public Health Emergency (After Hours)          (419) 936-2020
  • Medical/General Emergency                           911
  • City of Toledo Police (Non-Emergency)          (419) 245-3340
  • Lucas County Sheriff (Non-Emergency)          (419) 213-4908
  • United Way of Greater Toledo                         211

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department’s emergency response plan may be requested for public review and comment. Please contact the emergency preparedness coordinator for additional information.