Emergency Preparedness

CBRNE stands for Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear and Explosive. Any of these may be intentionally used in a terrorist act. Due to recent world events, bioterrorism has evolved into a legitimate threat to public health. The federal government has recognized the elevated importance of public health, and has committed resources to state and local health departments across the country to help improve their ability to respond to potential bioterrorism and other emergencies.

Planning efforts are taking place in Barry and Eaton Counties to improve the ability to respond to acts of bioterrorism, chemical terrorism, and other public emergencies.

The below links will provide updated information on particular agents, which may be used during terrorist events in the United States.


Clarissa Boggs-Blake
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator


(517) 541-2693



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