Federal Agencies

FEMA -- Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.  www.fema.gov/areyouready/

U.S. Fire Administration -- As an entity of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support    www.usfa.fema.gov/

NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER (reporting Haz. Mat. Spill) -- The NRC is the sole federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills. If you have a spill to report, contact us via our toll-free number or check out our Web Site for additional information on reporting requirements and procedures. For those without 800 access, please contact us at 202-267-2675.  The NRC operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.    www.nrc.uscg.mil/index.htm

EPA -- EPA provides leadership in the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. EPA works closely with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and Indian tribes to develop and enforce regulations under existing environmental laws. EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs and delegates to states and tribes responsibility for issuing permits, and monitoring and enforcing compliance. Where national standards are not met, EPA can issue sanctions and take other steps to assist the states and tribes in reaching the desired levels of environmental quality. The Agency also works with industries and all levels of government in a wide variety of voluntary pollution prevention programs and energy conservation efforts.     www.epa.gov/

CITIZENS CORPS -- Citizen Corps asks you to help your family and your community be safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any kind of disaster.     www.citizencorps.gov/

DOT EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK -- The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2000) was developed jointly by the US Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT) for use by firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material. It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in (1) quickly identifying the specific or generic classification of the material(s) involved in the incident, and (2) protecting themselves and the general public during this initial response phase of the incident. The ERG is updated every three to four years to accommodate new products and technology. The next version is scheduled for 2004.  hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/erg/gydebook.htm

U.S. DEPT OF AGRICULTURE -- FSA was set up when the Department was reorganized in 1994, incorporating programs from several agencies, including the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (now a separate Risk Management Agency), and the Farmers Home Administration. Though its name has changed over the years, the Agency's relationship with farmers goes back to the 1930s.  www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/default.asp

National Weather Service/NOAA-- Regional office located in Wichita KS.     https://www.weather.gov/ict/ 

Ready.gov -- Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.     https://www.ready.gov/ 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) -- is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.     https://www.hhs.gov/ 

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) -- creates strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination and transform the way HUD does business.  https://www.hud.gov/ 


State Agencies

Kansas Division of Emergency Management KDEM -- The mission of the Division of Emergency Management is to provide a 24-hour operation to reduce loss of life and property, protect Kansans from all hazards by providing and coordinating resources, expertise, leadership and advocacy through a comprehensive, risk-based emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.  www.accesskansas.org/kdem/

Kansas Emergency Management Association KEMA -- The Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA) represents its members who make up the professional Emergency Management community of Kansas.  www.kema.org/

Rangeland Fire Danger Forcast for Kansas -- Rangeland fire danger forcast for Kansas National Weather Service (NOAA) Topeka KS  www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php

KDOT -- road conditions 511.ksdot.org/kanroadpublic/Ksys/KanRoad.asp

Kansas National Guard -- Disaster and Emergency Aid  https://kansasarmynationalguard.com/ 

Kansas Department of Agriculture -- Specific programs and funding to support rural communities in Kansas    https://agriculture.ks.gov/

Kansas Highway Patrol -- Protect and Serve throughout the state of Kansas.     https://kansashighwaypatrol.org/ 

Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment -- https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/ 

Kansas Dept. for Children and Families -- http://www.dcf.ks.gov/