Emergency Preparedness

This site is designed to keep families informed of public health emergency preparation activities in Benzie and Leelanau Counties.  The goals of this site are:

  • assure that there is timely identification and response to public health emergencies
  • assure that a competent public health, health care, and emergency response workforce exists in our region
  • assure that health department policies will support an effective and coordinated response to an emergency.
  • assure that State, Local and community partnerships are mobilized to promptly identify problems, to coordinate a response to emergencies and assure adequate health care for affected individuals.

We work closely with the Local Emergency Management Coordinators, the Region 7 Healthcare Coalition, and other emergency response agencies to ensure a coordinated and effective response to any emergency.

Contact Information

For Emergencies, please contact 911

Jim Reardon, Emergency Coordinator
Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department

231-256-0235 (office)
jreardon@bldhd.org