Emergency Management

Cowley County Emergency ManagementThe 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.

Volunteer Assistance

Emergency Management Volunteers are requested and used in a variety of ways throughout the year. We are asking that anyone who is asking for volunteer assistance, please fill out the Volunteer Assistance Request Form and return to our office. This will help us have a better understanding of the needs and helps us obtain the correct trained volunteers.

Click here for the form.

Please drop the form off at our office or email it to emergencymanagement@cowleycounty.org

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:

Day 1 – Lightning

Day 2 – Flooding

Day 3 – Sirens

Day 4 – Tornadoes

Day 5 – Hail

Day 6 – NOAA WX Radio and WEA

Day 7 – Being Prepared

Siren Testing

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:

2012 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA) Newsletters (The KEMA Perspective)

November 2012                         November 2013

February 2013

April 2013

August 2013

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 Cowley County 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 the file archives and attachments referred to within these documents are not accessible within this website.

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

Any information on the Emergency Management website or the affiliated services included (RSS Feeds, Twitter or Facebook) will be updated as time allows.

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

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