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Emergency Management

Emergency Management provides a comprehensive emergency management program to effectively mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of major emergencies or disasters; and to educate and train Douglas County citizens, responders, and governing officials so that a disaster’s impact on people, property, and communities is minimized.

This comprehensive emergency management program includes all four phases of emergency management:

  1. Mitigation
  2. Preparedness
  3. Response
  4. Recovery

Our Services

Emergency services provided by Douglas County, including 911 and emergency management.

Providing disaster response to citizens of Douglas County, Kansas.

Emergency Notifications services provided by the county, including Smart911 and the NE Kansas Regional Notification System.

Awards and recognitions either received or given out by Douglas County, Kansas.

System of early warning devices to alert citizens outdoors of imminent severe weather.

Community education and emergency preparedness.

Volunteer groups for emergency preparedness.

Fire and burning information, including fire departments.

Groups that handle planning and preparedness for emergencies, including LEPC.

Department Contacts

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
Teri Smith Director 785-838-2460 tsmith@douglascountyks.org
Jillian Rodrigue Assistant Director 785-838-2459 jrodrigue@douglascountyks.org
Connie Hutchins Planner 785 832-5260 chutchins@douglascountyks.org
Stephanie  Schulz Administrative Secretary 785-832-5259 sschulz@douglascountyks.org
Mark Cairns Duty Officer 785-832-5259 emermgmt@douglascountyks.org
Kate Dinneen Duty Officer / CERT Coordinator 785-832-5259 emermgmt@douglascountyks.org
Bob Newton Duty Officer/Public Information Officer 785-832-5259 emermgmt@douglascountyks.org
Doug Rhoads Mobile Command Vehicle Manager 785-832-5259 emermgmt@douglascountyks.org
Will Shockley Mobile Command Vehicle Manager 785-832-5259 emermgmt@douglascountyks.org