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Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee

Emergency managers coordinating for a better region

Safe food handling in emergency shelters

The Environmental Health Workgroup, made up of staff from public health departments around the Kansas City region, recently produced a video on food handling safety in emergency shelters. The video, approximately 16 minutes in length, is available on the PrepareMetroKC You Tube channel, in English, with captions for the hearing impaired, and in Spanish

MRCKC: Joplin tornado presentation

Lt. Darren Gallup of the Joplin Police Department spoke at the MRCKC meeting on Jan. 21 to share his story of being one of the very first responders on the scene after the Joplin F5 tornado ripped through his hometown in May 2011. After showing a video of the tornado and pictures of the aftermath, Gallup described his harrowing response to the carnage of the deadliest tornado the country has seen in 50 years. Click here to read more»


Are you ready? Make a plan, have a kit and stay informed.

This video is part of a series that focuses on the different types of responses necessary for different emergencies. The Disaster and Preparedness series, produced by the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee, is designed to share important information in a fun, memorable way.