Disasters are critical events that overwhelm normal day-to-day resources. For most communities a tornado strike, flash flood or major ice storm can be a disaster. In Olathe, we use the term "Emergency Preparedness" to describe control activities for both emergency and disaster events.
The City of Olathe's Office of Emergency Management, managed by the Fire Department, helps business, industry, schools, other private and public entities, other City departments and citizens prepare for emergencies and disasters. Our focus is on emergency management coordination. Activities include, but are not limited to, the following: assessing hazards in the community, maintaining a City Emergency Operations Plan, providing surveys for business and industry, guiding in the preparation of other emergency and disaster plans, training for emergencies and disasters, public education activities and providing assistance on hazardous materials response and compliance.
Emergency Management's purpose:
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Please call (913) 971-7943 with emergency management questions.