The region works together through exercises to prepare.

20 years after 9/11, region remains steadfast in cooperative efforts to be better prepared

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, forever changed how communities prepare for and work to prevent intentional terrorist attacks and other emergencies. In response to the tragedy, local agencies committed to working together through the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee to strengthen relationships and make investments. Through the committee, the Kansas City region engages a […]

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How to dispose of leftover medications

Pharmaceutical drug abuse poses countless problems for our country. Every 8 minutes, an American dies from an unintentional drug overdose. Seven out of 10 people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends and family. Often, they find forgotten pills in a home medicine cabinet. The problem, sadly, finds its way to our youngest and […]

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Visit the redesigned PrepareMetroKC.org

PrepareMetroKC.org is the go-to website for residents in the nine-county Kansas City region to prepare for any emergency. And now it has a new look. The redesigned site makes it easier for visitors to quickly and easily access critical information. Additionally, PrepareMetroKC.org is now responsive to all devices and its content is available for translation […]

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Donations now being accepted in fight against COVID-19

AmeriCorps St. Louis, United Way 211 and MARC have teamed up with emergency service providers and community organizations across the Kansas City region to collect personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, baby items and other supplies to continue the fight against COVID-19. Donated items will be used to help protect health care workers and support […]

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Coping with stress and anxiety during COVID-19

If the COVID-19 pandemic is causing you or your loved ones stress and anxiety, you are not alone. Watch for the following signs that children and adults in your life might be feeling overwhelmed. Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones. Changes in sleep or eating patterns. Difficulty […]

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Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

MARC is proud to partner with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, LISC Greater Kansas City and United Way of Greater Kansas City to establish a fund to respond to the urgent needs of area residents in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, known as the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery […]

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911 Day at the K

On July 26, telecommunicators, dispatchers, public safety personnel and their families from across the Kansas City region attended 911 Day at the K.  Attendees watched the Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians and enjoyed summer fireworks after the game. Hosted by MARC, 911 Day at the K is a fun, family event honoring […]

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Missouri Governor signs 911 legislation

On July 9, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 291 into law. The bill modifies some provisions in House Bill 1456, which was passed last year. HB 1456 gave counties more options to fund 911 services by allowing a small monthly 911 fee on wireless devices, subject to voter approval. The bill also created […]

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