Dallas County residents may experience issues when calling our offices today.  All emergency lines are operational.    


Emergency Preparedness Programs

Dallas County Public Health is committed to being prepared to respond to public health threats, disasters, and emergencies and to be ready to assist communities in recovery.

 For more information on being prepared for emergencies of any kind, please visit

For more information on any of the programs mentioned, please email

Dallas County officials have partnered with Alert Iowa to provide Dallas County residents with rapid emergency notifications delivered to their home or cell phones. Residents may now opt to receive pre-recorded notifications of emergencies in their cities, neighborhoods, and rural areas by registering with Alert Iowa via secure website.  
Enroll by clicking the image to the right. Both residents and businesses are eligible for this free service.


 The Dallas County Iowa Medical Reserve Corps is an organized way for individuals to volunteer in the case of a Public Health Emergency.  You do not need to be a medical professional to volunteer. 

All volunteers must register with iServ, (Iowa Statewide Registry of Volunteers).  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please click the logo to the left and complete the iServ registration process.  You will then be contacted by the MRC Coordinator.