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Our mission is to provide the leadership and support to save lives and protect property from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, all hazards integrated emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Everbridge Resident Alert System

Reno County and Hutchinson use Everbridge Resident Alerts to communicate with citizens during emergencies and other critical events. This system will replace the CivicReady system which was previously used. To receive these notifications, you must opt-in by entering your contact information and subscribe to notifications. Click on the Sign Up For Notifications button below to create your account today.

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  • Creation of a local emergency management partnership with other local, state, and federal government agencies, volunteer organizations, and the private sector.
  • Establishment of local integrated management system with local partners which is comprehensive, risk-based, and all-hazards in approach.
  • Make hazard mitigation the foundation of the local management system.
  • Provide a rapid and effective response to any emergency or disaster.
  • Strengthen local emergency management and revitalize the cadre of emergency responders in Reno County.


  • Planning
  • Coordinate Development and Upkeep of Local Emergency Operations Plan
  • Administrative Arm of the Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Review and Coordinate Emergency Plans of Private and Public Agencies

Emergency Operations Plan

View the Reno County Emergency Operations Plan (PDF)

Mitigation Plan

View the 2019 South Central Regional Hazardous Mitigation Plan (PDF)


You can't start a fire 1 hour before sunrise or 2 hours before sunset

Wind speeds must be 15 miles per hour or less including gusts

Grassland fire danger index cannot be in the Very High or Extreme category


Meet Our Staff

Adam Weishaar


Contact Us


Emergency Management Office


Hutchinson, KS 67501