The mission of Cowley County Emergency Management is to serve the citizens of the County through effective planning for natural and man-made disasters. Our goal is to save lives and to protect property through coordination of an integrated emergency management system with all emergency response organizations, support services and volunteers. We will be an advocate for greater community efforts to mitigate and prepare for potential emergencies. We will support efforts to train and exercise emergency responders in both the public and private sectors. We will manage and coordinate efforts toward a rapid recovery from disasters with an effective disaster assistance program.
This agency is committed to effective actions to prevent some disasters and to reduce the impact of those over which we have no control.
Storm Fury on the Plains
Thanks to the NWS in Wichita, KSOK Radio, Cowley Cinema 8 and all of the citizens who attended the two programs. 195 people attended and we were able to give away 20 NOAA All-Hazard Weather Radios.
Severe Weather Awareness Week
Severe Weather Awareness Week is scheduled for March 3rd through March 7th, 2014. Click here to read the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Awareness Packet. The Kansas statewide test tornado drill will be held on Tuesday, March 4th at 1:30pm. At that time, all outdoor sirens (county-wide) will be tested.
As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, EM highlights a differenct topic or hazard for each day. We even want to get an early start and begin with today. Click on each to learn more about the topic:
Entry Level (Technician) Amateur Radio Class
Are you interested in becoming a technician level amateur radio operator? If so, Cowley County Emergency Management and the Cowley County Amateur Radio Club are hosting a technician level class amateur radio class. Please click here for details of the course. Please call John Stradal at (620) 221-0470 or email at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Regular siren testing will begin on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Sirens will be tested county-wide at 12:00pm each Tuesday, weather permitting.
Severe Weather Presentations
Cowley County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Cowley County Emergency Auxiliary is pleased to announce that we are willing to provide Severe Weather presentations to anyone making a request. These presentations are free and can be delivered on-site to schools, classes, public organizations, civic groups, etc. If you are interested, please call the Emergency Management office at (620) 221-0470 to schedule a presentation.
Emergency Management Annual Reports
Cowley County EM staff have compiled information for it’s very first annual report. Please click on the link to read the full document:
Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA) Newsletters (The KEMA Perspective)
Replacing Important Documents
Following a disaster, one of the many stressors is trying to replace lost documents. Click here for a list of documents with information to replace them.
Cowley County Emergency Operations Plan
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management “EOP” is printable in a PDF format which requires Adobe Reader. The documents presented below contain the majority of information contained within the Cowley County Emergency Operations Plan, but links referred to within these documents are not accessible within this website. Download the entire EOP (compressed ZIP archive).
- Basic Plan
- ESF 1 – Transportation/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 2 – Communications/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 3 – Public Works and Engineering/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 4 – Firefighting/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 5 – Emergency Management/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 6 – Mass Care, Housing and Human Services/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 7 – Resource Support/Checklist of Action
- ESF 8 – Health and Medical/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 9 – Search and Rescue/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 10 – Oil and Hazardous Materials/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 11 - Agricultural and Natural Resources/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 12 – Energy and Utilities/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 13 – Public Safety/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 14 – Long Term Community Recovery/Checklist of Actions
- ESF 15 – Public Information and Ext Comm
- Biological Incident Annex
- FAD Incident Annex
Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan and Hazard Analysis Plan
The Cowley County Emergency Management Agency has completed an extensive update of the 2005 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Cowley County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee has analyzed the overall risk and impact from past hazards on area residents, property, and critical infrastructure. That information was considered in evaluating and updating past mitigation policies and initiatives to prevent future disaster losses, in particular for natural hazards.
South-Central Region Hazard Analysis Plan
The South Central Region Hazard Analysis Plan is a 19-County plan meant to identify the potential for hazards facing a community. Hazards identified are natural, technological and national security related. Counties involved in the plan are: Barber, Barton, Butler, Comanche, Cowley, Edwards, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Kiowa, Marion, McPherson, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Stafford, and Sumner.
Social Media Disclaimer
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These are simply meant to be additional tools from which you can gather information. Please do not use these tools as your only source. Continue to refer to local media outlets for more information.
Websites and Social Networking sites are NOT to be used to report any information such as emergencies or other issues that require immediate assistance. If you have an emergency, do not use these tools – call 911. RSS Feeds, Twitter and Facebook are only meant to disseminate information to the end user.
Resource Manager Personnel Application
Download the Resource Manager Personnel Application