Responsibilities

  • Prepare plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters or emergencies, such as hurricanes, nuclear accidents, and terrorist attacks, and in recovery from these events.
     

  • Maintain and update all resource materials associated with emergency preparedness plans.

 

  • Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.

  • Keep informed of federal, state, and local regulations affecting emergency plans and ensure that plans adhere to these regulations.

  • Prepare emergency situation status reports that describe response and recovery efforts, needs, and preliminary damage assessments.

  • Design and administer emergency or disaster preparedness training courses that teach people how to effectively respond to major emergencies and disasters.

  • Consult with officials of local and area governments, schools, hospitals, and other institutions to determine their needs and capabilities in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.

  • Maintain compliance with State laws and regulations regarding emergency services.

  • Accumulate, analyze and report statistical data to determine operational effectiveness and make presentations to internal stakeholders and the public.

Agency Affiliations

  • Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)

  • SEK Homeland Security Council (HLS)

  • Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC)

  • Allen County Multi-Agency Team (ACMAT)

  • Allen County Substance Abuse Task Force (ACSATF)

  • Rural Health Initiative (RHI)

  • Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS) Policy Subcommittee

  • National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

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