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Plans

Working with local governments, public safety and emergency service agencies, and committees, MARC coordinates the preparation of a number of regional emergency plans. Some of these plans are available online using links below. For information about plans not linked here, please call the Public Safety or Emergency Services staff at 816/474-4240.

Additionally, all plans are available to authorized personnel through the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). For more information about HSIN or to request access, contact Erin Lynch, 816-701-8390.  

Regional Coordination Guide

The Regional Coordination Guide Base Plan and Emergency Support Function Annexes provide an all-hazard, capabilities-based guide designed to address any of the hazards potentially affecting the metro area. The plan describes how multiple jurisdictions and agencies will work together to coordinate response.

Mid-America LEPC and Regional Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Plan (RHMEPP)

This plan provides an administrative framework for hazardous materials planning and response for the nine counties (Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri and Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas) served by the Mid-America Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). The RHMEPP is not an operational document, but rather a plan to assist emergency response agencies, local governments and the private sector in planning for hazardous materials emergencies. This regional plan is designed to meet the requirements of SARA Title III, the Missouri Emergency Response Commission and the Kansas Commission on Emergency Planning and Response. It includes a hazard assessment for the area and outlines hazardous materials response capabilities to address the identified hazards. 

Tactical Interoperability Communications (TIC) Plan

The Tactical Interoperable Communications (TIC) Plan describes how interoperable communications will be accomplished in accordance with the communications resources available in the region and what agencies maintain these resources. The TIC Plan also documents procedures for the activation and deactivation of regional interoperable communications resources.

Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties (the Missouri counties of the MARC region), along with 47 other jurisdictions, updated the Regional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to sustain actions designed to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural and other hazards.

Port Risk Management/Mitigation Plan

This plan contains prioritized initiatives for implementation for the Port Area, which stretches for more than 110 miles of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers flowing through two states and five counties. Sites assessed included Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources (CI/KR); industrial, chemical, and water treatments plants, power plants; petroleum tank farms and terminals; petroleum pipeline operators; rail and vehicle bridges; rail yards; and critical control centers.

Regional Evacuation Plan

The Kansas City Regional Mass Evacuation Plan, still in development, provides a vehicle for collaboration in planning, communication, information sharing, and coordination of activities/operations before, during, and after a regional emergency or disaster requiring an evacuation.

Plan Bulldozer

Plan Bulldozer is a regional mutual aid agreement with the heavy contractors in the metropolitan area.  Plan Bulldozer describes the types of heavy equipment resources potentially available to local jurisdictions and provides 24-hour contact information for accessing these resources.  The plan's Emergency Resource Catalog is compiled and published by the Heavy Constructors Association of the Greater Kansas City Area and the Kansas City Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. Emergency officials may contact MARC for a copy of Plan Bulldozer. 

Regional Health Care Coordination System (RHCS) Guide

The Regional Health Care Coordination System (RHCS) Guide was developed for the member hospitals of the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee (RHSCC) Hospital Subcommittee, who represent health care organizations and agencies in the nine-county, bistate Kansas City metropolitan region. The RHCS Guide sets forth guidelines for the hospitals intended to augment and enhance their ability to coordinate their activities, and share information and resources during a major health and medical event. The RHCS Guide is maintained by the RHSCC Hospital Subcommittee.

Region A Healthcare Emergency Response Guide (HERG)

The Region A Health Cre Emergency Response Guide (HERG) provides information to assist hospitals, local government agencies and other emergency services organizations with response to a major public health and medical emergency.  This regional guide is designed to help these agencies and organizations coordinate their efforts, augment local resources and enhance the region’s overall public health and medical emergency response capability. 

Kansas City Metropolitan Medical Response System (KCMMRS) Plan

Developed in 2006, this regional plan describes the coordination of emergency activities in response to the human health consequences of an incident resulting in mass casualties. Although sections of the KCMMRS Plan deal specifically with an event involving Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) agents, the actions described are applicable to any incident involving mass casualties.

KC SCOUT Incident Management Manual

This regional manual is maintained by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and describes detours for major highways on both sides of the state line.

MARCER Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Plan

The Mid-America Regional Council Emergency Rescue (MARCER) Committee Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Plan describes the regional coordination of EMS resources during a MCI incident. The plan also provides listing of available resources and personnel, as well as checklists for those responding to the event. The MCI plan also details the use of an electronic patient tracking system available in the metro area. 

Regional Mass Fatality Plan

The Regional Mass Fatality Plan describes the management of mass fatalities in the MARC region. 

Kansas City Metropolitan Community Plan for Ambulance Diversion

This document describes the ambulance diversion policies used throughout the metropolitan area. In addition to establishing diversion protocols, the plan describes a system of catchments for area hospitals. This system of catchments helps to ensure that if a hospital is closed to ambulances and/or trauma patients that patients may be quickly routed to another nearby hospital in the affected hospital’s catchment area.  

Kansas Regional Hospital Plan — Northeast Kansas Region

This plan describes hospital operations in 34 northeast Kansas counties. The plan addresses coordination between hospitals and the establishment of a regional hospital command. It discusses hospital resources and capabilities, and the coordination and sharing of hospitals resources in the Northeast Kansas Region.  A copy of this plan may be obtained by contacting the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

Kansas Regional Hospital Plan — Kansas City Metro Region

This plan describes hospital operations in four Kansas counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The plan addresses coordination between hospitals, discusses hospital resources and capabilities, and the coordination and sharing of hospitals resources.  This plan is currently under revision and when complete, a copy may be obtained by contacting the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

Greater Kansas City Volunteer Reception Center (GKC VRC) Plan

The Greater Kansas City Volunteer Reception Center (GKC VRC) Plan describes the management of spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers, as well as affiliated, but unassigned, volunteers following a large-scale natural or man-made disaster affecting the region. 

KC-Metro Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (KC-Metro VOAD) Long-Term Human Service Assistance Plan

The KC-VOAD maintains guidelines for the provision of regionally coordinated volunteer agency assistance.  Based on the specifics of the event, these protocols will be used to govern the activities and organization of the regional agencies involved in the provision of ongoing individual assistance, as well as the formation of a Long-term Recovery Committee.  

Time Critical Diagnosis Plan

For patients who experience trauma, stroke or STEMI, a potentially fatal form of heart attack, time is critical. This plan establishes a uniform set of criteria for the pre-hospital and inter-hospital triage and transport of Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) patients. 

Closed Point of Dispensing Plan

The regional Closed Point of Dispensing (POD) Plan, developed by the RHSCC Hospital and Public Health Subcommittees, coordinates the planning and response actions of hospitals during a public health emergency requiring medical countermeasures (usually oral medication or vaccinations) given to a group of people at risk of exposure to a disease. This plan provides the framework for activating and operating a POD within the hospital. This plan is intended to identify key roles in POD activities and outline strategies for coordinating internal response activities.