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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Community Disaster Resilience Network helps vulnerable residents prepare for emergencies

Summertime in the Kansas City region always brings an increased risk of flooding, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and extreme heat. Planning and preparing for these types of emergencies can be challenging for anyone, but it’s especially important for our most vulnerable populations. Young children and older adults can be particularly susceptible to extreme heat. For example, […]

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2019 OPA Award Recipients

911 calltakers and emergency dispatchers honored for role in keeping communities safe

In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week, more than 400 emergency dispatchers and 911 calltakers from across the region enjoyed an evening of great food and good company at this year’s Telecommunications Appreciation Celebration and Outstanding Performance Awards. The annual event, which recognizes the critical role telecommunicators play in keeping our communities safe, took […]

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