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Emergency Preparedness

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Preparing the ESRD community for an emergency before it occurs is a priority at Network 18. Living with a chronic illness that requires ongoing life sustaining treatment makes being prepared of the utmost importance. On this page you will find resources to help you to get prepared and stay connected in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

Current Closures:

Facilities closed due to Wildfire Evacuation in California

No Current Closures

Updates on facility “Open/Closed” Status are also posted at dialysisunits.com

Facility Closures

To notify us of your facility closure, complete the Facility Temporary Closure / Interruption in Service Form and return it to the Network.

Click Here for information about facility closures in your area.

State Water Resources Control Board
The California Environmental Protection Agency has some useful templates available on their website for any concerns there may be with water (including: unsafe water, boil water notices and water outage notices).

KCER (Kidney Community Emergency Response) Coalition – www.kcercoalition.com
The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program provides technical assistance to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks to ensure timely and efficient disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community. Also included on the site are resources for emergency management preparedness and response for individuals, patients, staff and organizations.

KCER (Kidney Community Emergency Response) Coalition En-Espanol

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Disaster Planning Resources


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