Russell County Emergency Management helps us prepare for and be ready to respond to all types of disasters including hazardous material incidents, airport emergencies, severe weather events, or terrorist attacks.
The Russell County Emergency Management Department coordinates all components of the Emergency Management System by working closely with local, State and Federal agencies as well as volunteer and private organizations. Russell County Emergency Management actively promotes the protection of people, property, and the environment against (natural, technological, vector, and civil societal hazards.
- Mitigation: Activities designed to avoid or prevent emergencies from occurring, and to reduce ill effects of those that are unavoidable.
- Preparedness: Planning and training are the essential elements of preparedness, as well as proper and adequate supplies, equipment, facilities, and dedicated personnel.
- Response: Time and speed are the essential elements of response. Department operations may include warning, evacuation, suppression, rescue, apprehensions, treatment, and in some cases withdrawal for safety reasons.
- Recovery: A return to normal or improved state of being. The rebuilding phase includes repairing or rebuilding property, regaining health, state, or mind, and economic stability.
The Russell, Kansas weather zone is KSZ032.
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