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Emergency Management

Phone: 913-782-3038

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 100, Olathe, KS 66061

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EM Partner Training

We currently offer the following classes for our partners:

To register for a class, please click on the appropriate link below and complete the form.

WebEOC:

WebEOC is a web-based application that allows the county, cities, and other partners to communicate and coordinate response and recovery operations in a secure, real-time environment.  This is a basic introduction to WebEOC for new users.  This class will be held in the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center, located in Suite 100 of the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S Cherry St, Olathe, KS 66061.

The WebEOC class will be offered the third Wednesday of every month from 14:00-16:00 unless otherwise noted.

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EOC Orientation:

This course provides an overview of how the Emergency Operations Center functions during an activation.  The intended audience for this course is Johnson County staff that have been assigned an EOC position. For more information contact Terry Kegin.  This course will be held on the fourth Thursday from 13:00-15:00p.

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Orientation for Partner Organizations:

This orientation will provide our partners with a better understanding of Johnson County's Emergency Management Program, how the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functions, and it will help the individual better understand their potential role in supporting the EOC.  The intended audience for this orientation is individuals who are not currently employed by Johnson County but who may provide support, or coordinate with the EOC during response or recovery activities.  This orientation will be held in the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center, located in Suite 100 of the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S Cherry St, Olathe, KS 66061.  The orientation is generally about 2 hours.

If you would like to schedule an orientation, please complete this form.

ICS-402: Incident Command System Overview for Executives and Senior Officials:

This course provides Executives and Senior Officials (including Elected Officials, City/County Managers, Agency Administrators, etc.) an orientation to the Incident Command System (ICS) including an overview of their roles and responsibilities relative to the ICS during an incident and a review of the administrative, logistical, financial, and reporting implications of large incident operations.  This course is generally about 2 hours.

We are curently exploring hosting this course in the Northeast part of Johnson County in the winter of 2017/2018.

 

Hazard Mitigation Plan Review 2019

Mitigation Plan

Background: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines Mitigation as: "The effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation is taking action now—before the next disaster—to reduce human and financial consequences later (analyzing risk, reducing risk, insuring against risk).  Effective mitigation requires that we all understand local risks, address the hard choices, and invest in long-term community well-being. Without mitigation actions, we jeopardize our safety, financial security, and self-reliance." Hazard mitigation planning is the process through which hazards that threaten communities are identified, impacts of those hazards are determined, mitigation goals and strategies are determined, and actions are prioritized and implemented. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires all political entities in the United States to have an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to be eligible to receive hazard mitigation funds following a disaster - should funding become available.

Johnson County's Plan: The Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for Johnson County documents the County's hazard mitigation planning process and identifies relevant hazards, vulnerabilities, and strategies that Johnson County and participating jurisdictions can use to decrease vulnerability and increase resiliency and sustainability. Over the course of 2018, Johnson County worked with local partners, Wyandotte County, Leavenworth County, and Kansas Division of Emergency Management to revise and update the Region L Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This DRAFT plan is available for your review by using the links below. If you have comments or questions about the DRAFT plan, you may submit them HEREHazard Mitigation Plan Comments 

Please Note: The 2019 plan was written and developed by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) with the assistance of Blue Umbrella Solutions, LLC. While local coordination was involved, this draft plan is not a direct product from Johnson County, Wyandotte County, or Leavenworth County Emergency Management offices. Questions and comments are encouraged and will be addressed by the developers before a final version of the plan is approved.

The hazard mitigation plan was developed to:

  • Update the Kansas Region L 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Build for a safer future for all citizens
  • Foster cooperation for planning and resiliency
  • Identify, prioritize and mitigate against hazards
  • Asist with sensible and effective planning and budgeting
  • Educate citizens about hazards, mitigation and preparedness
  • Comply with federal requirements to be eligible for potential grant funding

If you would like to refer back to the current plan (2014-2019), you may look at it HERE https://jocogov.org/dept/emergency-management/emergency-management-program/county-emergency-plans/mitigation-plan

2019-2024 DRAFT Region L Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

  1. Cover Page (PDF)
  2. Table of Contents (PDF)
  3. Introduction, Assurances, and Adoption (PDF)
  4. Planning Process (PDF)
  5. Planning Area (PDF)
  6. Hazard Profiles PART I (PDF)
  7. Hazard Profiles PART II (PDF)
  8. Capability Assessment (PDF)
  9. Mitigation Strategy (PDF)
  10. Plan Maintenance (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

WebEOC

Johnson County Emergency Management maintains an online incident management system that increases the ability to coordinate disaster response and recovery with city, county, state and federal disaster response partners.

WebEOC - Login

The software connects the County Emergency Operations Center with all cities in Johnson County, metro area emergency operations centers, the state of Kansas EOC, as well as other partners in emergency/disaster response.

WebEOC is a web-based application that allows the county and cities to communicate and coordinate response and recovery operations in secure, real-time environment. It can allow access to state and national weather trends, satellite images, mapping information, details of operations in other jurisdictions, local, regional and even national resource status and other data vital to the efficient management of any contingency.

The entire MARC Homeland Security region of eight counties is also using WebEOC, allowing the integration of operations and expand the communications capabilities of all impacted jurisdictions as well as jurisdictions providing mutual aid.

This system is one of many tools being used by Johnson County to ensure the best possible disaster/emergency response and recovery system.

New Users & WebEOC Support

New Users: WebEOC access is only granted to organizations that have an operational role in emergency/disaster response. Most organizations already have user accounts and a WebEOC coordinator that facilitates access to WebEOC for new users in their organization. If you don't know who your organization's contact person is, Johnson County Emergency Management (JCEM) can help you get in touch with that person and will assist in getting you appropriate access. If your organization is a partner in emergency/disaster response in Johnson County and does not currently use WebEOC, please contact JCEMHS to begin the process of setting your organization up to use WebEOC. This can be done by calling 913-715-1002 or tkegin@jocogov.org.

WebEOC Support: Contact JCEMat 913-782-3038 or webeocsupport@jocogov.org if you need WebEOC support or have questions about how to use WebEOC. Please note that passwords are managed by each organization or individual user and JCEMHS does not maintain a list of passwords.

Emergency WebEOC Support: While 913-782-3038 and webeocsupport@jocogov.org are the best methods for everyday WebEOC support, they are not answered 24 hours a day. The JCEM Duty Officer is available during non-office hours to resolve issues with WebEOC during emergencies/disasters. All organizations that utilize WebEOC should know how to contact the JCEM Duty Officer. If your organization does not, please contact JCEM to find out how before the next emergency/disaster.

Other WebEOC Links:

EOC Orientation