The Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (EPRU) works with DBHIDS staff and providers, response partners, and the community to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and grow stronger after emergency incidents and disasters.
EPRU’s current initiatives include:
Emergency preparedness planning
Continuity of operations/business continuity planning
Training and technical assistance
Community and disaster response
Interagency collaborative initiatives
These activities are intended to:
Support the Department, providers, and the community
Build a culture of preparedness and resilience
Ensure that business functions and community services can continue during and after an emergency
Develop a more efficient and effective recovery after an emergency occurs
For more information, please contact:
Phillip DeMara, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, at 215-546-0300.