Kingman County, Kansas

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Fred Simon, director
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Fred Simon

Office hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Address:
130 N Spruce St
Kingman,  KS  67068
(620) 532-5081

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What is Emergency Management? 

Emergency Management is the coordination of local responders, state and federal agencies, and volunteer organizations. An Emergency Management program enhances protection of the community and its citizens when disaster strikes through planning, preparedness, training, and education.

The Kingman County Emergency Manager coordinates and advises local officials before, during, and following disasters. The Emergency Manager raises awareness of potential and existing problems and suggests solutions based on the needs of the community and the resources available. During times of crises, the Emergency Manager keeps local officials apprised of situations so they can make the best decisions possible for response and recovery efforts.

Public education and citizen preparedness play a large role. It is important that the public be aware of the power they possess to take care of themselves first, before a greater response is needed. 

Are you prepared? 

No matter who you are or where you live, you can be sure that some type of weather is going to happen every day. It may be sunny skies and balmy breezes or a cool, crisp day in the fall. But there always lurks the potential for severe weather–thunderstorms, high winds, hail, tornadoes, sleet, snowstorms. On the other end of the scale lie excessive heat, drought and the potential for wildfires.

Although most of the disasters we face in Kansas are weather-related, there is also the possibility of a manmade disaster -- a toxic chemical spill, explosions, biological threats and more. Because the potential for a natural or manmade disaster is always present, ask yourself “Is my family prepared?”

Click here to learn how to put together a disaster kit

Click here for a "make a plan" worksheet

Click here for preparedness tips for senior citizens

Click here to read about the role of outdoor warning systems

Click here for tornado safety tips

Click here for lightning & flood safety information

Click here for how to winterize your disaster kits

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Emergency Plans  
Kansas law requires each county to maintain an Emergency Operations Plan that has been approved by the Division of Emergency Management. State and local governments work together to provide training to local emergency management and response personnel. The same is true for the conduct of periodic exercises to test the State and local emergency management systems.

A complete copy of the current South-Central Kansas (Homeland Security Region G) Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan is available at the Kingman County Clerk's office in the Kingman County Courthouse.

Click here to read local action items in the regional hazard mitigation plan

Click here for Community Right to Know information

More helpful information

Click here for the National Weather Service website

Click here to view Wichita area weather radar

Click here for the Kansas Department of Emergency Management website

Click here for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website

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