To protect the City of Independence by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other emergency events through a comprehensive, risk-based, all-hazard emergency management program.
The City of Independence strives to build resiliency to disasters through community involvement at all levels. Training is provided to first responders and City government officials and employees using online and classroom training environments. Public Education Programs are available year round to provide citizens with personal, family, neighborhood and business emergency preparedness training. Presentations tailored for service organizations, PTA/PTO, school assemblies, church/faith based organizations, businesses, and those with unique needs are available on request.
Critical to making our community strong is the need for each of us to take responsibility for the immediate survival of those closest to us. Three simple steps will create a less vulnerable, more resilient community with the capacity to cope with any event during disaster situations.
If you are interested in becoming more involved in community resiliency the following organizations meet and train regularly to maintain existing proficiencies, develop new skill sets, and enjoy making a difference for our community.
Feel free to contact the Emergency Preparedness Division directly at (816) 325-7167 to schedule presentations, register for classes, or additional information, or visit the following websites.