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Emergency Management

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Emergency Management provides a comprehensive emergency management program to effectively mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of major emergencies or disasters; and to educate and train Douglas County citizens, responders, and governing officials so that a disaster’s impact on people, property, and communities is minimized.

This comprehensive emergency management program includes all four phases of emergency management:

  1. Mitigation
  2. Preparedness
  3. Response
  4. Recovery

Our Services

Emergency Services

Emergency services provided by Douglas County, including 911 and emergency management.

Disaster Response

Providing disaster response to citizens of Douglas County, Kansas.

Emergency Notifications

Emergency Notifications services provided by the county and the NE Kansas Regional Notification System.

Awards and Recognition

Awards and recognitions either received or given out by Douglas County, Kansas.

Outdoor Warning Sirens

System of early warning devices to alert citizens outdoors of imminent severe weather.


Community education and emergency preparedness.

Volunteer Groups

Volunteer groups for emergency preparedness.

Fire and Burning

Fire and burning information, including fire departments.

Organizations and Committees

Groups that handle planning and preparedness for emergencies, including LEPC.

Department Contacts

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
Robert Bieniecki Director 785-838-2460
Jillian Rodrigue Deputy Director 785-838-2459
Josh Taylor Emergency Management Specialist 785 832-5260
Erin Huneke Administrative Officer 785-832-5259
Kate Dinneen Duty Officer / CERT Coordinator 785-832-5259
Wayne Deaver Duty Officer 785-832-5259
Kari Wempe Duty Officer 785-832-5259
Doug Rhoads Mobile Command Vehicle Manager 785-832-5259
Jesse Williams Mobile Command Vehicle Manager 785-832-5259