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We are located at 255 North Tenth Street, Salina, KS 67401.(In the basement of the Salina Police Department at the Law Enforcement Center.)

Phone:  (785) 826-6511 Fax:  (785) 826-6516


Director  Hannah Stambaugh
Deputy Director Bernard Botson
Office Specialist Rachel Peoples


The North Central Kansas Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is Available for Public Input. The link to read the document is below.

Region F Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) was passed requiring that units of local government (cities, townships, and counties) need to have a mitigation plan approved in order to receive any grant money from disasters occurring after November 1st, 2004.  Besides the financial considerations, other benefits to communities that plan for natural hazards before disasters strike – what planners refer to as mitigation planning – include:

  • An increased understanding of hazards faced by communities
  • More sustainable and disaster-resistant communities
  • Financial savings through partnerships that support planning and mitigation efforts
  • Focused use of limited resources on hazards that have the biggest impact on a community 
  • Reduced long-term impacts and damages to human health & structures and reduced repair costs

This project was coordinated through the Kansas Division of Emergency Management and the counties within North Central Kansas.  This mitigation plan was funded 100% through State grant funds. Stambaugh concludes that “public input from area residents is one of the most important ways of gauging the adequacy of local mitigation plans.”  

We encourage citizens to take the survey by following the link below

Mitigation Survey

What is Emergency Management?Emergency Management is a coordinated effort involving local, State, and Federal government agencies, as well as volunteer organizations and businesses, assisting the citizens and their communities in preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and eliminating or reducing the effects of natural, man-made, and technological emergencies and disasters. The primary goal of the Integrated Emergency Management System is to prevent injuries, protect lives, and reduce property and environmental damage in Saline County.The Emergency Management structure that exists in the United States has its origins in the Civil Defense efforts that arose after World War II in response to the possibility of nuclear attack.  In the 1960’s, the field of Emergency Management began expanding, and by the 1980’s the focus had widened to the multi-hazard approach that prevails today.