217 E Myrtle St

Independence, KS 67301


Independence, KS 67301

Emergency Apps

Emergency Management

Emergency Management is a crucial component of Montgomery County’s contingency plan. When an unexpected or threatening situation arises, proper planning and preparation are essential to ensure the safety and security of individuals and assets. Effective emergency management involves a comprehensive approach that includes risk assessment, mitigation, response, and recovery. This requires the collaboration and coordination of various stakeholders, including emergency responders, management personnel, and support staff. The goal is to minimize the impact of the emergency by implementing proactive measures and swift action when needed. Additionally, ongoing training and awareness initiatives are vital to ensure that everyone is prepared and capable of responding effectively in the event of an emergency.

Emergency Managment serves as the county’s designated disaster response agency and emergency operations center with the responsibility for all response coordination. 

Contact Us

Rick Whitson



PO Box 507
Independence, KS 67301

Phone: (620) 330-1260
Fax: (620) 330-1269

Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Located on the basement level on the Judicial Building.