The mission of the Doniphan County Emergency Management Office is to minimize or prevent the loss of life and property in emergencies/disasters. This is accomplished by the coordination of departments and activities of local government, state and federal agencies, private and volunteer organizations, citizens, businesses and adjacent jurisdictions in the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from natural and man-made emergency/disaster situations in Doniphan County, Kansas.
What is Emergency Management?
This involves preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a disaster or emergency.
Emergency Management Involves:
- Mitigation – Actions taken to prevent hazards from developing into disasters by focusing on long term measures for reducing or eliminating the risk.
- Preparedness – Developing plans of action for implementation when a disaster strikes.
- Response – Taking direct action to save lives, protect property, care for victims, and mitigate the amount of damage.
- Recovery – Actions that involve rebuilding destroyed property, re-employment, and the repair of other essential infrastructure.