The City of El Paso Department of Public Health is asking the media to help inform the public of an upcoming community assessment involves interviewing local city and county residents at their homes.
The visitis will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15.
Emergency Preparedness Program staff and volunteers will be going door-to-door asking a variety of questions regarding the level of readiness in the event of a wide-scale emergency or disaster.
The Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) will include questions regarding whether the occupants of the home have a supply of food, water, medications, and copies of important documents that can be used in the event of an evacuation, a shelter-in-place order, or in the event of some other displacement.
The event is being held in conjunction with the National Preparedness Month and in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Department of State Health Services, El Paso Fire, El Paso Police, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and other emergency management officials.
In an effort to increase participation and to assure the public that this is a legitimate effort, the Department of Public Health is asking media outlets to provide coverage on these plans as soon as possible.
A video demonstrating the CASPER effort that took place in 2015 at the Ysleta Pueblo del Sur is available at www.EPHealth.com under the Emergency Preparedness Services section.