Emergency Preparedness

Protecting Residents’ Health

We work to protect the health of Lyon County residents through efforts to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health disasters.

Emergency Preparedness
(Serving Lyon County)

The health center works alongside state and local emergency management services along with emergency responders to prepare for, plan, mitigate and implement recovery in the event of an emergency.

Kansas faces the possibility of disasters like:

  • Excessive heat
  • Flood
  • Severe storm
  • Winter storm
  • Tornado
  • Earthquake
  • Fire
  • Biological
  • Chemical
  • Nuclear blast
  • Radiation

Specifically, the health center staff would respond for incidents with a medical or public health component, with services like:

  • Mass vaccination
  • Environmental health hazard mitigation and response
  • Medical care
  • Volunteers

We do this by:

  • Conducting regular planning meetings for key personnel
  • Leading the Community Preparedness Committee with community partners
  • Participating with other community groups, including the Lyon County Local Emergency Preparedness Committee, the Lyon County Community Organizations Active in Disaster, and the East Central Kansas Public Health Coalition
  • Staying informed with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Kansas Department of Homeland Security, etc.
  • Conducting and participating in drills and preparedness exercises
  • Training all staff; etc.

We encourage residents to always have an emergency supply kit and a communication plan for family members.


Emergency Preparedness

Joshua Ballenger
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Flint Hills Community Health Center
P: (620) 342-4864 (Ext: 4730)

Jennifer Millbern
Environmental Health Director
Lyon County Emergency Management
Flint Hills Community Health Center
P: (620) 342-4864 (Ext: 4730)

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