Prescribed Burning Tools
Local Emergency Planning Committee
Annual Meeting: GWCH 9-4-19 at 1pm
Greenwood County Hospital Basement
Greenwood County Emergency Management
311 N Main Suite 1
Eureka, KS 67045
Levi Vinson - Director
Public Information Officer
The primary mission of Greenwood County Emergency Management is to reduce the vulnerability of citizens to the impact of natural and man-made disasters. To achieve this goal comprehensive all hazards emergency planning with partner agencies is conducted. Through these plans we will create resilient communities with the tools to adapt and overcome disasters.
Please take a moment to fill in the appropriate information on the CodeRED® emergency notification system page to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.
Greenwood County has added another service to its emergency notification system with the CodeRED® Weather Warning service. The system identifies persons who have signed up for the service who are in the path of a tornado, severe thunderstorm, or flooding. The system uses National Weather Service alerts received electronically, selects the appropriate subscribers, and delivers the warnings.
CodeRED Mobile Alert App
Residents and visitors can receive public safety alerts, no matter where you are located, via the CodeRED Mobile Alert app. This app is free for both Android and iPhone users, and delivers community and emergency alerts from any agency that uses CodeRED when you are located in a geographic area that is being impacted by an emergency. For more information on the CodeRED app, visit https://www.onsolve.com/solutions/products/codered/mobile-alert-app/codered-mobile-apps-download/
For frequently asked questions regarding CodeRED® please click here.
To ensure proper siren function when it is required Greenwood County Emergency Management, with the coordination of Greenwood County Sheriff's Department 911 Communications, regularly tests storm sirens county-wide. The schedule is as follows:
Greenwood County Siren Activation Policy
Storm Spotter Training
Annual storm spotter training is conducted at Eureka JR/SR High School. The training is provided by National Weather Service Wichita Forecast Office. The training is free and welcome to all who wish to attend.
Due to COVID-19 the annual training will be online in 2021. Additional details will be post when they are available.
Greenwood County Burn Policy
The management of land with prescribed burning is one key in the continued sustainability of the Flint Hills ecosystem. Greenwood County has adopted the following regulations regarding controlled burning, Greenwood County Burning Regulations.
Greenwood County has created a conduit for citizens to easily relay damage reports, road conditions, and storm pictures. Please send relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org
EPCRA- Accessibilty of SARA Title III Hazardous Substance Information
Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, also known as SARA Title III (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, PL99-499) requires public notice at least once annually informing the public of the means to access information about extremely hazardous substances that are manufactured, stored, and used within their community. Follow-up emergency notices may subsequently be issued.
Accordingly, information concerning LEPC meetings, SARA Title III hazardous materials planning which is included in the Greenwood County Emergency Operations Response Plan, materials safety data sheets (MSDS/SDS), hazardous chemical inventory forms, listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Greenwood County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting Greenwood County Emergency Management at 620-583-5045.