Wyandotte County Emergency Operations Plan

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Emergency Management Picture

Wyandotte County is vulnerable to disasters. These disasters can affect the county in a variety of ways, necessitating immediate and sometimes long term assistance to meet the needs generated by them. This County Emergency Operations Plan (CEOP) serves as an overarching policy that considers the risk of disasters and establishes how the county mitigates against, prepares for, responds to, and recovers from them.

Emergency Support Function (ESF) Annexes

Most of the content of the plan is captured in the plan’s 15 ESF Annexes, addressing the major functional areas required to respond to disasters.


  • Describes the scope of the ESF and the associated roles, responsibilities, and coordination necessary to meet the needs generated by disaster.

  • Describes the mission, membership, and key operational concepts of the ESF team in County EOC (when activated).


Documents which support the ESF Annexes. These documents support the information contained in the ESF Annex and are not standalone documents.


Documents which support the ESF Annexes, but which are standalone documents. These documents are often obtained from sources outside the Unified Government and may not always be current as they are not maintained with this CEOP.

2021 CEOP Base Plan Annex Adopted

Wyandotte County Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City Kansas (UG) is vulnerable to numerous hazards that have the potential to threaten our residents, businesses, and environment. The Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan will support the UG’s efforts to adequately prepare for recovery from the aftermath of an incident caused by the hazards we may experience. The plan outlines and explains the roles and responsibilities of all key agencies and organizations and ensure that those agencies and organizations are better prepared to be an active part of the recovery process.

Depending on the size and severity of the disaster event, the community will have to determine a new “normal” and strategize to build back better post disaster. Since recovery activities could take years to complete, there is potential for those activities to be ongoing years into the future. This process will be continuously updated based on the event that has occurred and the effectiveness of the processes.

Recovery Support Functions (RSF) Annexes

Most of the content of the plan is captured in the plan’s 6 RSF Annexes, addressing the major functional areas required to respond to disasters.

Wyandotte County Debris Management Plan

2017 Wyandotte County Debris Management Plan(PDF, 2MB)

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines Mitigation as:

"The effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation is taking action now—before the next disaster—to reduce human and financial consequences later (analyzing risk, reducing risk, insuring against risk). Effective mitigation requires that we all understand local risks, address the hard choices, and invest in long-term community well-being. Without mitigation actions, we jeopardize our safety, financial security, and self-reliance."

Wyandotte County's Plan

The Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for Wyandotte County documents the County's hazard mitigation planning process and identifies relevant hazards, vulnerabilities, and strategies that Wyandotte County and participating jurisdictions can use to decrease vulnerability and increase resiliency and sustainability. Over the course of 2018, Wyandotte County worked with local partners, Johnson County, Leavenworth County, and Kansas Division of Emergency Management to revise and update the Region L Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

This DRAFT plan is available for your review by using the links below. As this is a regional effort Johnson County has agreed to host the files and manage the feedback process. If you have comments or questions about the DRAFT plan, you may submit a Hazard Mitigation Plan Comment.

Note: The 2019 plan was written and developed by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) with the assistance of Blue Umbrella Solutions, LLC. While local coordination was involved, this draft plan is not a direct product from Wyandotte County, Johnson County, or Leavenworth County Emergency Management offices. Questions and comments are encouraged and will be addressed by the developers before a final version of the plan is approved.

The hazard mitigation plan was developed to:

  1. Update the Kansas Region L 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan.
  2. Build for a safer future for all citizens.
  3. Foster cooperation for planning and resiliency.
  4. Identify, prioritize and mitigate against hazards.
  5. Assist with sensible and effective planning and budgeting.
  6. Educate citizens about hazards, mitigation and preparedness.
  7. Comply with federal requirements to be eligible for potential grant funding.