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 tarmstrong@jocoema.com or call (660) 747-2666.

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