To provide Neosho County residents, businesses and industries, non-profit organizations, and local governments the education and support necessary to reduce the loss of life; minimize property damage; and protect environmentally sensitive areas from all types of disasters through a comprehensive, risk-based, all-hazard emergency management program.
This comprehensive emergency management program includes all four phases of emergency management:
Mitigation is any effort that reduces the threat or the impact of a disaster. Emergency Management maintains a hazard analysis and monitors occurrence of threats and risks to Neosho County. We also work with local government officials on ways to minimize the impact of disasters on Neosho County cities and citizens.
Emergency Management is responsible for the development and maintenance of a comprehensive Local Emergency Operations Plan that establishes a coordinated response and recovery effort for any disaster that may occur or threaten Neosho County, Kansas including regular exercises of this plan. Preparedness also includes educating the public on the protective measures to take before, during, and after the disaster, as well as working with public and private agencies on business continuity or emergency action plans. Emergency Management works with local first responders to ensure training for effective coordinated response occurs.
Emergency Management coordinates all disaster response and recovery efforts in Emergency Operations Center. This includes coordination of all state and federal resources, liaison with state and federal support agencies, coordination of local disaster volunteer efforts, documentation of disaster operation, and any federal financial assistance.
Emergency Management serves as the point of contact for the Local Emergency Planning Committee that oversees the manufacture, storage, and use of hazardous chemicals in Neosho County under the federal SARA Title III legislation. They are also responsible for the development, maintenance, and activation of the Local Emergency Operations Plan. Additionally, Emergency Management facilitates public warning and notification for weather and civil emergencies using the NOAA weather radio system, CodeRED, and local media.
Accessibility of SARA Title III Hazardous Substance Information
Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, also known as SARA Title III (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, PL99-499) requires public notice at least once annually informing the public of the means to access information about extremely hazardous substances that are manufactured, stored, and used within their community. Follow-up emergency notices may subsequently be issued.
Accordingly, information concerning LEPC meetings, SARA Title III hazardous materials planning which is included in our Neosho County Emergency Operations Response Plan, materials safety data sheets (MSDS), hazardous chemical inventory forms, listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Neosho County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting Neosho County Emergency Management at 620-244-3874.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Your Rights Against Discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Neosho County Emergency Management operations its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability.
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination based on disability.
- Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities.
- Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination based on age.
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulation 6 C.F.R. Part 19, which prohibits discrimination based on religion in social service programs.
Anyone who believes they have been excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any Neosho County Emergency Management program, or activity because of their race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability may file a discrimination complaint with Neosho County Emergency Management. To file a Title VI discrimination complaint contact:
- Neosho County Emergency Management Director
402 E State
P.O. Box 109
Erie, KS 66733
- Phone: 620-244-3874
- Fax: 620-244-3887
- Email Emergency Management
Neosho County Public Storm Shelter Locations
View local shelter locations in the event of severe weather.