Emergency Management


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Since September 2008, the department has been under the supervision of coordinator Kathleen Fabrizius.


The mission of Emergency Management is to provide the residents of Trego County with the security and protection from many different elements. It is our role as a member of emergency services to provide the necessary information vital to the other responding departments and to help develop an all hazard emergency operations plan. After September 11, 2001, our mission has increased in size with adding terrorism and bio-terrorism planning into our local emergency operations plan and becoming even more involved in helping coordinate with other departments in the protection of our community.
Emergency Management

What is Emergency Management?

No matter where we live or work, emergencies and disasters are a fact of life. Natural or man-made, disasters can strike with little or no warning or be predicted with few days or hours advance notice. Members of public safety organizations know their responsibilities and how they are expected to conduct their job, but how do they interact with each other? How do they work with other government agencies? Hazardous materials, mass casualty incidents, and tornadoes tax the resources of our community. Emergency Management assists in the coordination to help agencies operate more efficiently. Emergency Management is a resource for other emergency services.

Kansas law requires every municipality and county to have a state approved Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), and to appoint an Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC). The EMCs, in conjunction with local governments, are responsible for coordinating the necessary actions to protect lives and property before, during, and after times of disaster and/or emergency.

The Emergency Management Philosophy

There are 4 aspects to Emergency Management's philosophy:

  • Mitigation: Preventing or reducing the impact of possible events
  • Preparedness: Identifying hazards and preparing plans for particular hazards
  • Response: The hands-on response to the emergency event
  • Recovery: Operations that will insure the orderly return to normal, near-normal, or improved levels following a disaster

Notice of Nondiscrimination 

Your Rights Against Discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Trego County Emergency Management (Agency) operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability. 

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination based on disability.
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities.
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination based on age.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulation 6 C.F.R. Part 19, which prohibits discrimination based on religion in social service programs.

Anyone who believes they have been excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any Trego County Emergency Management (Agency) program or activity because of their race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability may file a discrimination complaint with Trego County Emergency Management (Agency)


To file a Title VI discrimination complaint, contact:

Kathleen Fabrizius, Director
216 North Main
WaKeeney, KS 67672
Office 785-743-2753