Ford County Emergency Management


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Ford County Emergency Management emphasizes planning, preparing, and coordinating local governments’ efforts in dealing with all types of emergencies and hazards, natural or man-made, or homeland security, which might affect citizens of Ford County. This preparation is necessary to improve our community’s overall coordination and ongoing preparedness. Emergency Management prepares for what we hope never happens and provides structure and coordination when it does.  The Department of Homeland Security is the major grantor for Emergency Management.

Ford County Emergency Manager
Edward Elam
100 Gunsmoke
Dodge City, KS  67801
(620) 227-4670



National Preparedness Month (NPM) started on September 1st!

This year’s theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” Take action by participating in America’s PrepareAthon! on or around September 30. Each week also has a preparedness theme. Check them out.

• Week 1 – How to… Reconnect with Family After a Disaster.

• Week 2 – Know How To plan for specific needs before a Disaster.

• Week 3 – How to… Build an Emergency Kit.

• Week 4 & 5 – How to… Practice for an emergency.

For tips and information about NPM visit:

ü Register for National PrepareAthon! Day:

ü Join the National Preparedness Month Thunderclap that will launch in mid-August. For more details visit:

Please consider signing up for the notification system Ford County has in place. In the event of an emergency or severe weather conditions, an alert will be sent to the phone number provided by text and/or email. Register today at


South-Southwest Kansas (Homeland Security Region D) Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan Document

(This is a very large file and may take a while to download)