September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year, FEMA’s Ready Campaign focuses on protecting your lasting legacy with preparedness. The life you’ve built is worth protecting. That’s why it’s important you’re prepared. Do you have a plan

Read more

Stay safe during Ozone Alert days

Stay safe during Ozone Alert days

The Mid-America Regional Council tracks regional air quality and issues a daily SkyCast forecast from March to October. When an Ozone Alert is issued via the SkyCast, an unhealthy concentration of ozone pollution is predicted for the following day. This means that active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit

Read more

Important changes following the end of the federal public health emergency declaration for COVID-19

Important changes following the end of the federal public health emergency declaration for COVID-19

The COVID-19 public health emergency declaration ended on May 11. This declaration allowed the government to respond quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic while addressing financial barriers related to care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the impacts from the end of the declaration include:  The Kansas City Region COVID-19 Data Hub is no longer being

Read more

April is Workplace Violence Prevention Month

April is Workplace Violence Prevention Month

Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors. According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health

Read more

Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2023

Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2023

Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a good time for individuals, families and businesses to learn about severe weather and how to protect themselves.  Lee este artículo en español The National Weather Service (NWS) Kansas City and emergency management agencies across the region are encouraging individuals, families and businesses to learn about severe weather and how

Read more

Winter Weather Safety Tips

Winter Weather Safety Tips

This post was originally posted on Jan. 3, 2022 and updated on Dec. 20, 2022. Winter storms bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds, but they also create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. The effects of a winter storm can last

Read more

Public health departments across the region warn of rise in respiratory illnesses and hospitalizations

<strong>Public health departments across the region warn of rise in respiratory illnesses and hospitalizations</strong>

Experts recommend getting flu and COVID-19 vaccinations before the holidays and taking precautions to reduce the spread of RSV and other respiratory illnesses during National Influenza Vaccination Week Leer este artículo en español Summary: Amid a steep increase in respiratory illnesses across the region, local public health departments are reminding Kansas City metro residents that

Read more

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15

This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. Oct. 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week, and 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of this important public safety campaign. Fire safety education isn’t just

Read more
Phone: 816-474-4240
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
Translate »