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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