Emergency Preparedness is of critical importance to the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) as it encompasses many of our daily (standard) public health operations, and directly impacts our responsibilities and mission in dealing with incidents and disasters. All full-time and part-time employees are trained in emergency protocols. Employees have been assigned to various strike teams. These strike teams provide assistance to the agency during actual emergency operations. DCHD is an All-Hazard organization and is responsible for assisting DuPage County during emergency preparedness, prevention, protection, response, and recover operations.