Emergency Preparedness
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Contact Information:
Ron Starbuck - Program Supervisor
Email  |  P: (913) 573-6727  |  F: (913) 573-6747

Emergency Preparedness plans for and responds to public health emergencies for the residents and visitors to Wyandotte Count

Emergency Preparedness works to:

  • Prepare and plan for public health emergencies with community partners and agencies with whom we respond.

  • Coordinates with epidemiology regarding surveillance of disease within the county to ensure early detection of outbreaks.

  • Plans for social distancing measures such as isolation, quarantine, and the closing of venues to decrease the spread of disease.

  • Plans for the dissemination of health information during public health emergencies to ensure residents and visitors have the most accurate and updated information.

  • Plans for mass countermeasure dispensing/vaccination to residents and visitors in the event of an emergency where medications/vaccines are available.

  • Exercises with community partners and agencies to ensure a timely and well coordinated response.


The Unified Government Public Health Department has hosted a ground breaking emergency preparedness exercise. In this exercise volunteers were treated as though they had potentially been "exposed" to radiation.

Activity Awareness Video

Related Links:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
You are the Help Program
Prepare Metro KC
Kansas City Regional Fusion Center
Dispense Assist
Prepare Your Home and Family | Spanish
Plan Ahead for Disasters  | Spanish
People with Functional Needs | Spanish
Pet Owners | Spanish