WSU DRAC presents online panel discussion on disaster preparedness, emergency management

The Disaster Resilience Analytics Center (DRAC) will host an online panel discussion titled, “Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management in South Central Kansas” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 via Teams.

In the face of hazards, disasters or emergency situations, communities respond in a variety of ways related to aspects of geography, population, communication patterns and available resources. Join the panel discussion featuring regional public safety and emergency response leaders with experience at national, state and community levels. They will provide insights and examples of current strengths and weaknesses as well as recommendations for enhancing community resilience in disruptive circumstances.

The panelists include Jaime Anderson, South Central and Southeast Kansas readiness and response coordinator for the Healthcare Coalition Partners of KS; Kyle Burtch, chief workforce officer of Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Services; Terry David, Rice County commissioner; and Dave Johnston, Reno County EMS chief.

The panel will be moderated by David Shinn: Working in the field of medicine since 2022, Shinn has established and maintained multiple organizations and companies in the fields of public safety, search and rescue, and professional education.