General Information

    Ready To Respond

    Are You Ready? No matter what the event, you can take steps now to PREPARE yourself, your family and your co-workers for any type of emergency. Proper preparation requires a PLAN. This site is designed to keep you INFORMED about the steps in preparing your plan to keep you and your family safe should a disaster or other type of emergency occur.

      CERT Training
      The CERT course is taught in the community by a trained first responders who has completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course conducted by their state training office for emergency management, or FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI). CERT training includes disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations and light search and rescue operations.

      Make a Plan
      A thorough and practiced plan can help you keep track of family members in any emergency.

      Get a Kit
      Gather necessary items and information for your family's emergency preparedness kit. Example pictures below include a Car Emergency City, which includes items like booster cables, blankets, cat litter (for traction), water, flashlights, ice scrapers, etc. Also below is an example of a Household Emergency Kit with items such as non-perishable food products, water, first aid items, blankets, flashlights, etc.

      Stay Informed
      Stay tuned to sources of information before, during and after an emergency.

      Get Involved
      We all have a role to play in keeping our hometowns safe. Contact local volunteer organizations to find out how you can contribute.

    Request A Presentation

    The Emergency Management Coordinator is available to give presentations about severe weather, preparedness tips and more. Call Matt Epperson at (913) 742-6139 to discuss preferred topics and schedule a presentation.