Johnson County EMA

The Johnson County Emergency Management Agency seeks help as it works on several projects to enhance its response capabilities.

The agency is in need of a small unmanned aircraft, utility task vehicle and a rapid response vehicle.

Agency information states the small unmanned aircraft is top priority.

The small unmanned aircraft (drone) will be utilized for public safety response within Johnson County; specifically to search and rescue incidents; as well as hazardous materials scenes, damage assessments, as well as other miscellaneous fire/rescue and law enforcement situations.

The UTV would be deployed via trailer to various scenes in which access is limited and resources are needed; including personnel and supplies.

The rapid response vehicle would be the purchase of a sport utility vehicle to replace a 2005 Dodge Caravan.

The current vehicle has a laundry list of mechanical and cosmetic deficits; along with no towing capacity, no two-way radio communications capacity and no warning equipment (lights/sirens).

This special-purpose vehicle is for the transport of response equipment and personnel to incident sites which may have limited or restricted access.

Those wanting to assist should email or call (660) 747-2666.

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