The City of Overland Park’s emergency management division implements programs in order to prepare citizens for potential disaster and minimize the risks should an emergency occur.
Emergency management also prepares the public for severe weather by testing the outdoor warning system and utilizing the Notify JoCo program.
The emergency management division executes the four phases of emergency management:
Emergency Management Coordinator
During disasters, City leaders may activate the emergency operations center.
The emergency operations center gives first responders and leadership a place to coordinate actions that preserve life and property in an emergency.
In this facility, representatives from many City departments and outside agencies will work collaboratively to ensure that information gathering and dissemination, decision making, and resource allocations are carried out in an efficient and cost-effective manner.