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Emergency Management

The County Board of Commissioners of Washington County, Kansas has the responsibility to protect the inhabitants of the county from the hazards of natural or man made disasters and to provide for the mobilization, organization and direction of the populace during times of hostile military or paramilitary actions and in connection with those duties, the Board of County Commissioners deemed it necessary and expedient to establish and maintain a disaster agency responsible for emergency management and direction of response to disasters, which shall include an Emergency Management Office and an Emergency Management Director for Washington County.

The Washington County Emergency Management Office exists to help citizens and local governments mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters.
Responsibilities include: developing and maintaining the Washington County Emergency Operations Plan, coordinating responses of public and private assistance during disasters and resource coordination following disasters.

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