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MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide a 24-hour operation to reduce the loss of life and property and to protect the environment. The highest priority is to protect Wilson County residents from all hazards by providing and coordinating resources, expertise, leadership and advocacy through a comprehensive, risk-based emergency preparedness program of mitigiation, preparedness, response and recovery.
Wilson County Emergency Management maintains the Emergency Operations Center located in the Law Enforcement Center at 925 Pierce St, Fredonia Ks. Emergency management is the process of coordinating available resources to deal with emergencies effectively, thereby saving lives, avoiding injury and minimizing economic loss. This protection process involves four phases:

Mitigation --  Acting to reduce the possibility of a disaster occurring or reduce losses from a disaster. Sign up for Emergency email notifications in your area!

Preparation -- Writing plans, identifying resources, negotiating agreements, training and exercising plans and resources.

Response -- Mobilization of forces using the resources available to stabilize a situation.

Recovery -- Immediate and long-term efforts to help the community return to near normal conditions again.

Wilson County Emergency Management works in conjunction with area first responders, including law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services, 911 emergency communications and others, as well as with regional, state and federal agencies when needed.
 

 Dial These Numbers on Your Phone for Quick Access to the Following:                                                                                           

211 - Social Services...connecting people with information on community services and volunteer opportunities.

411 - Directory Assistance...locate local or long distant numbers.

511 - Road Conditions...transit and traffic information hotline, get up to date information on road conditions.

611 - Cell Phone Service Provider...connects you directly to your cellular service provider.

711 - Telecommunications Relay Service...nationwide number allowing hearing-impaired people to converse with the hearing thru the operator.

811 - Know What's Below..."call before you dig" number helping to protect people from unintentionally hitting underground utilites.

911 - Emergency Services...reserved for true emergencies only, using 911 under non-emergency circumstances may result in a criminal charge.           

                                                                                                                   

                                       

Related Links and Resources:

Emergency Management has, for years, relied on its partnerships with the following agencies and organizations. We invite you to visit their websites and see what it is that makes these folks so special.

FEMA

Department of Homeland Security

Wilson County CERT team on Facebook

READY

NOAA National Weather Service

Kansas Ready

Kansas Adjutant General's Dept

American Red Cross

KEMA Kansas Emergency Management Association