Safety & Security Articles

August 1, 2019 | Posted in Safety & Security
CCTA training exercise

Follow an intern's journey at a Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack (CCTA) Task Force training exercise.

July 31, 2019 | Posted in Safety & Security
A family at 911 Day at the K

Emergency dispatchers and calltakers from across the Kansas City region attended this year's 911 Day at the K event at Kauffman Stadium. The annual event is sponsored by the Mid-America Regional Council.

July 16, 2019 | Posted in Safety & Security
Mobile phone dialing 911

This legislation will create a stable funding source for 911 systems, now and in the future, and enhance public safety across state.

July 15, 2019 | Posted in Safety & Security
Boy drinking water in the heat

Summertime in the Kansas City region always brings an increased risk of flooding, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and extreme heat. Planning and preparing for these types of emergencies can be challenging for anyone, but it’s especially important for our most vulnerable populations.

June 14, 2019 | Posted in Safety & Security
911 Peer Support Group at Liberty Memorial overlooking downtown Kansas City

Few jobs are as emotionally taxing and stressful as that of an emergency dispatcher or calltaker. In the Kansas City region, the 911 Peer Support Team stands ready to help emergency dispatchers and calltakers cope with personal and job-related stress through a confidential peer-based assistance program.

April 23, 2019 | Posted in Safety & Security
2019 Telecommunications Appreciation Celebration and Outstanding Performance Awards Honorees

In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week, more than 400 emergency dispatchers and 911 calltakers from across the region enjoyed an evening of great food and good company at this year’s Telecommunications Appreciation Celebration and Outstanding Performance Awards. The annual event, which recognizes the critical role telecommunicators play in keeping our communities safe, took place on April 12 at The Gallery in Kansas City’s Power & Light District. 

February 16, 2016 | Posted in Safety & Security
Mobile phone dialing 911

Text to 911 service is now available in the nine-county Kansas City metro area.