Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Prompted by increased threats and aided by increased funding from Congress, the Edina Health Department has been making plans, learning and teaching new skills and working with other communities to improve local public health preparedness.

The Health Division plays a key role in the City of Edina's Emergency Operations and Continuity of Service Plan and coordinates with Bloomington Public Health for public health emergency preparedness and pandemic influenza, bioterrorism, infections, diseases and threat planning.
The tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, and the anthrax outbreaks that followed, have called attention to the critical role of public health agencies in homeland security.
For more information, contact Community Health Administrator Jeff Brown, 952-826-0466, or the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Red Cross,
The City of Edina has implemented a “reverse 9-1-1” notification system for use during emergencies. The City of Edina has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, Inc., of Ormond Beach, Fla., for its "CodeRED" high-speed telephone emergency notification services. The CodeRED system gives City officials the ability to deliver urgent pre-recorded emergency telephone messages to targeted areas or the entire community at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. Messages could be sent for such disasters as storms, hazardous material spills, illness outbreaks or pandemics, terrorist attacks, or other emergencies. When a message is sent, caller IDs will display “999-911-9999.” All messages will begin with “This is a CodeRED message from the City of Edina.” If a phone is not answered, the system will try again, up to three times.
The backbone of the system is the City’s telephone database of properties in the community. To ensure no one is omitted, all individuals and businesses are urged to visit the "CodeRED Residential and Business Data Collection" page and submit their phone numbers to be called in an emergency.
For more information on Public Health Emergency Preparedness, visit Bloomington Public Health.

Health Division

4801 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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