About KDEM

Emergency Management EMAP Accredited ProgramBuilding sustainable capabilities across all phases of Emergency Management in Kansas through selfless service.

The current Emergency Management Program in Kansas stems from two major legislative initiatives: the Federal Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act, as amended, and Chapter 48, Article 9 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. The Division of Emergency Management is the arm of the Adjutant General's Department that provides mitigation advocacy, planning requirements and guidance, response coordination, and administration of recovery programs for the civil sector of the State, regardless of the type of hazards.

The Kansas Statutes Annotated require that each county maintain a disaster agency responsible for emergency preparedness and coordination of response to disasters. The Statutes also require each county to maintain an Emergency Operations Plan that has been approved by the Division of Emergency Management. These statutes are the basis for the State/local relationship, which is solidified by continued contacts and mutual assistance on day-to-day operations, and during times of disasters. The State and local governments work together to provide training to local emergency management and response personnel. The same is true for the conduct of periodic exercises to test the State and local emergency management systems.

24-Hour Spill and All-Hazard Emergency Notification Line: 785-291-3333.