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Preparedness

Do you know when and how to shelter in place? 

Coordinating for a better region

The Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee serves as a forum for local emergency managers to discuss and resolve regional issues, problems, projects and activities related to all-hazards emergency management. The MEMC's mission is to foster coordination, communication and cooperation among local emergency management and allied organizations through the development of policies, procedures, educational programs and resource materials related to all-hazards emergency management.

The MEMC membership consists of formal members — emergency managers from cities and counties in the MARC region, local representatives from the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the National Weather Service, and representatives from state and federal emergency management agencies, as well as affiliate members from public, private and nonprofit organizations such as construction, engineering, health/medical, insurance/risk management, media, resource and mitigation, transportation and utility companies.

Disaster & Preparedness on YouTube

Are you ready? Make a plan, have a kit and stay informed. 




This video is part of a series that focuses on the different types of responses necessary for different emergencies. The Disaster and Preparedness series, produced by the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee, is designed to share important information in a fun, memorable way.

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Community Engagement Action Guide provides framework to assist with community disaster resilience

 
The Community Disaster Resiliency planning initiative aimed to strengthen emergency planning and preparedness for and with the region’s most vulnerable populations — those who have disabilities, those who are economically disadvantaged, children, older adults, people with limited English proficiency, and culturally/geographically isolated individuals — through community engagement.
 
The initiative built on a number of studies and projects previously completed in the region and implemented many of their associated recommendations. The most fundamental aspect of the initiative was to locate agencies that serve vulnerable populations, engage them in preparedness dialogue, and create linkages between them and local emergency services agencies. We hoped to uncover networks of like agencies organized to support a common mission or population group, then work through these networks to establish contacts with their member organizations, learn from them, and infuse preparedness messages.

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