The objective of the Emergency/Bioterrorism Preparedness Department is to ensure Public Health Preparedness and establish the capability to respond effectively to bioterrorism, other outbreaks of infectious disease, public health threats, and emergencies.
If you would like to volunteer for the Emergency Preparedness team,
our form can be downloaded here »
Please mail completed form to:
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
710 N. Main St. Suite B
Clinton, TN 37716
DARTA: Disaster Assistance Response Team of Anderson County
The function of DARTA is to prepare Anderson County Health Department for an intentional or unintentional event that would require setting up Mass Clinics. Persons from LEPC; law enforcement; fire departments; local governments; EMA; TEMA; EMS; and East Tennessee Regional Health Department provide valuable insight for the ongoing planning process.
ACHD is required to open two Mass Clinics if the governor of Tennessee determines there is a need. Each clinic may be expected to provide vaccines, immune globulin or medications for as many as 5,000 persons per day for ten days. The clinics require many volunteers (300/clinic) to operate smoothly.
Contact 865-425-8801 for additional information.