The Lincoln Trail District Health Department staff continuously works with partners throughout the six counties we serve to ensure disaster readiness. We train, plan, drill and evaluate on an ongoing basis so that our communities are prepared to come together and respond to all types of disasters, from natural catastrophes to acts of terrorism, from chemical decontamination to mass emergency vaccination. Our communities’ preparedness plans include an array of regional partners including the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.
Lincoln Trail Medical Reserve Corps
An optimal response also hinges on a trained and drilled volunteer force that can handle the surge of medical needs triggered by a disaster. We are proud to manage that force, known as the Lincoln Trail Medical Reserve Corps. This incredible group of medical and non-medical support professionals is ready to assist local government, hospitals and non-profit disaster response agencies. These volunteers are essential to the delivery of medical services and activities that protect public health during disasters. This groups includes physicians, nurses, dentists, social workers, teachers, translators, administrators and others.
Our emergency managers, paramedics, fire fighters and many others do a tremendous job protecting the public. During a disaster, though, an effective response requires more than our first responders could possibly provide. Medical Reserve Corps could be a great opportunity to lend your talents to your community during a time of need. Volunteers can register for the Kentucky Health Emergency Listing of Professionals for Surge (K Helps) or call the Lincoln Trail District Health Department for more information.