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The Health and Human Services Subcommittee (HHSS) is part of the Indiana County Community Disaster Planning Committee of the Emergency Management Agency (EMA). 

It is our mission to support EMA goals and disaster response by linking together agencies to provide health, medical, and human services. Included in this mission is providing medical countermeasures for Indiana County when necessary. The HHSS website is a tool to help us accomplish these goals. We hope you take advantage of this website to get your disaster information and be prepared. 

    About    

The Indiana County Health and Human Services Subcommittee (HHSS) was formed in 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

 

HHSS operates under the Indiana County Community Disaster Planning Committee: Indiana County Emergency Management Agency www.indianacounty.org, which is chaired by the Director of the Indiana County EMA.

 

HHSS works to support the Emergency Support Function #8: Health and Medical Services of the County’s Emergency Operations Plan. HHSS strives to meet the needs of medical care, human services, and the dissemination of public health information necessary to support an emergency Response, recovery effort or other disaster assistance initiative in Indiana County.

 

HHSS can only accomplish this by the bringing together of local health and human services agencies to work together in disaster planning, preparedness and response activities.

WHAT:  One of five subcommittees of the Indiana County Community Emergency/Disaster Planning Committee, formed in 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

 

WHY:  To meet the objectives under Emergency Support Function #8:  Health and Medical Services of the County’s Emergency Operations Plan by coordinating the provision of medical care, meeting human service needs, and disseminating public health information necessary to support an emergency response, recovery effort or other disaster assistance initiative.  HHSS exists to supplement the emergency disaster services of Indiana County municipalities and the Indiana County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).

 

HOW:  By teaming Indiana County’s health and human service agencies to meet the needs of residents in the event of a disaster via NIMS (National Incident
Management System) training, and collaborating to develop emergency preparedness techniques prior to an emergent situation.

 

REX the Ready Lion

Rex is available to attend schools, children’s programs or events with emergency preparedness information.
Call for more information:
724-463-8200 x 8

Download the HHSS Brochure

 
 
 

Upcoming Training

HHSS Trainings: HHSS organizes trainings and workshops in order to help keep Health and Human Services agencies and the community educated in many emergency preparedness topics.  These trainings have included:

 

2011 – Gang Training          

2012 – Active Shooter Conference 

2013 – School Shooter Training 

2016 – Violent Intruder/Active Shooter Is Your Organization Prepared?    

2017 – Trauma in Adolescents and Children Workshop       

2018 - Workplace Violence/Active Shooter: Agencies (Jan.)

2018 - Emergency Preparedness and Active Shooter Response Training for Houses of Worship (Oct.)

2018 - Worst Case Scenarios; Emergency planning for Child Care Providers (mini-conference)

2019 - Ready or Not: Putting Together a Church Emergency Preparedness Plan

2019 - COOP - Continuity of operations Planning

   

 

 

 

                     
 

LINKS

Indiana County EMA        PEMA       FEMA        Dept. of Homeland Security            PA State Police

HHSS  MEMBER AGENCIES:

Partnerships: The following agencies/businesses have representatives on the H&HS Subcommittee. 

    Contact    

HHSS

C/O ICDHS

300 Indian Springs Road, Suite 203

Indiana, PA 15701

724-463-8200 x 8

indianacountyhhss32@gmail.com