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Emergency Preparedness


Welcome to the Creek County Health Department Emergency Preparedness web page.  We are dedicated to protecting the health of the residents of this community.  Creek County Health Department has a critically important role in disaster preparedness and response that includes response planning, surveillance and early detection of communicable diseases, emergency communications, training, and education.  We actively collaborate with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to prepare for and respond to incidents that could threaten your health.  We are very committed to providing accurate and practical information about public health emergencies and welcome you to access any of the following information that you feel could be helpful.


 Learn More About:

Agents, Diseases and Threats

Citizen Preparedness

Preparedness Natural/Man Made Hazards

Pandemic Flu

Pandemic Influenza Planning

Pandemic Influenza Plan

Bird Flu/Avian Flu/H5N1

Key Facts

Questions & Answers

Current Situation

Infection in Humans

Confirmed Human Cases by Country with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Confirmed Animal Cases by Country with the World Health Organization (WHO)

Creek County Healthcare Coalition

Creek County School Nurse Coalition

Emergency Volunteers

Creek County Branch of the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps

Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps National Website


Resource Links:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)


Department of Homeland Security

Food and Drug Administration - Bioterrorism

Red Cross - Disaster Preparedness

International Security - Response to Terrorism
Helping children cope with terrorist attacks and aftermath-Purdue University Extension

How parents can help their children with their concerns, fears and worries about war.

University of Minnesota, Children, Youth and Family Consortium

Helping Children Cope with War and Other Crisis

Healthy Parenting Tool Kit-Materials

Covering topics related to parenting young children during times of deployment, relocation and dangerous work.

Families and Work Institute-Salute to Educators

Guide addressing age and developmentally appropriate tips on how to communicate with children in all situations of crisis,    trauma and tragedy.

The Learning Network-Talking about War and Conflict

Talking with Kids about War: Pointers for Parents

Talking About Terrorism and War with School-Aged Kids


Helping Children Cope and Understanding Your Mental Health in Time of War and Terrorism.  Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome by the National Mental Health Association

            Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

            PDF format

             Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

            Selection by Chapter

            After the Disaster [690 kb]



For further information on Emergency Preparedness please contact:


Richard Forbes                                                            

Emergency Response/Safety Director
Creek County Health Department

Phone: 918-358-2546
E-mail: richardf@health.ok.gov


            Kristie Harris                                                              
            Public Information Officer/Volunteer Coordinator
            Creek County Health Department    

            Phone: 918-224-5531
            E-mail: kristieh@health.ok.gov


All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice. For more information please call 918-224-5531. Mailing address: ATTN: Emergency Preparedness, Creek County Healthcare Coalition, 1808 S. Hickory, Sapulpa, OK 74066 or click here to e-mail us. Because of confidentiality concerns, questions regarding client health issues cannot be responded to by e-mail.

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