Preparedness - Emergency Management
We're excited to offer a Community Emergency Response Team Weekend Course on Oct. 13-15! Join us for a weekend of hands on training and instruction to give you the skills and confidence to help yourself, your family and community during and after emergencies.
About CERT Classes
Emergency Management is pleased to release its 2012 Annual Report to the community. This report highlights the staff, outreach programs, volunteer efforts, countywide training, disaster simulations and much more. We hope you enjoy seeing a snapshot of the efforts of our staff, volunteers and community partners in 2012.
Visit this page for resources to help you prepare for a winter storm.
Region K, Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Emergency Management takes a look back at the highlights of 2015 with their Annual Report!
Build your severe weather plan today with these steps.
Join our Elf Team all December as they are on a mission to help you prepare for the winter season! You can view the topics and tips here, but please connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to share content and add in your own tips! You can also follow #PrepElf!
Douglas County encourages residents to sign up for the NE Kansas Regional Notification System which is a free call notification system being utilized by Douglas County to provide residents with health and safety information including weather alerts sent by the National Weather Service in Topeka.
Emergency Management recaps 2014 through their annual report.
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, and Douglas County has had its share of destructive floods. This page contains information to help you prepare for and recover from floods and flash floods.
Understanding how to receive severe weather alerts and the appropriate steps to take when those alerts are received is an important part of being prepared. Emergency Management recommends using more than 1 method to receive severe weather alerts. Below are several ways to receive weather alerts.
Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 14th - 18th. All week long, visit this page or join us on social media to find preparedness tips and information on severe weather and thunderstorms.
Information regarding EM's annual, free basic weather course - Weather 101.
The Pursuit of Preparedness is a year long effort to increase the personal and family preparedness efforts within Douglas County by collecting enough donations to present at least 150 preparedness kits to children.
Welcome to the Douglas County, Kansas Severe Weather Symposium page. This is an annual event held each Spring.
All-hazard weather radios in Douglas County, Kansas.
This is the children's materials page for Douglas County, Kansas. Do you know what to do in case of a tornado or if you have to evacuate from your house? Find out below how to be prepared, or ready, for any emergency situation!
Life changing events, or disasters, can happen at anytime and with little to no advanced warning. Tornadoes, floods, fires, and winter storms could leave you and your family without electricity or running water. Disasters can happen to anyone, anywhere!
You can reduce the impact of a disaster on you and your family by getting prepared.
The CERT volunteer works under the direction of emergency management staff to prepare themselves, family members and friends for a local disaster event.
The LEPC is responsible for developing an emergency plan to prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies within the community.