As part of Tarrant County Public Health's (TCPH) charge to protect the community, TCPH maintains a variety of functions that monitor the local environment and regular business activities that can affect the public's health. Occasional climate issues, and planning for them, are also part of TCPH's response.

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Environmental Health

A major division at TCPH, Environmental Health inspects and issues permits for food service establishments and public swimming pools, performs vector control in unincorporated county areas, monitors sewage disposal, water supply systems and stormwater runoff, and also provides community education and outreach programs.

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Tarrant County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Medical and non-medical volunteers are always needed to assist TCPH during times of emergency and other community needs. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. To learn more, call 817-321-5319 or visit:

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Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This section of TCPH partners with community organizations, municipalities, health care providers and businesses to plan and implement response and recovery measures in the event of a public health threat or emergency.