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  • Mid-America Regional Council - The Mid-America Regional Council, commonly referred to as MARC, serves as the association of city and county governments and the metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region.

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency - The Federal Emergency Management Agency -- FEMA -- is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) performs many of the administrative functions for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a sister agency of CDC, and one of eight federal public health agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • American Red Cross - The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

  • National Association for Search and Rescue - NASAR is a non-profit membership association comprised of thousands of dedicated paid and non-paid professionals - all active or interested in search and rescue, disaster aid, emergency medicine and awareness education.

  • National Fire Protection Association - NFPA is a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, and life safety to the public.

  • National Weather Service - The National Weather Service ™ (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.

  • National Fire Sprinkler Association - Supplies information on fire sprinklers, commercial and residential. 

  • Missouri Department of Health - The Missouri Department of Health oversees many health services across the state of Missouri. They have information on their services, publications, licensing and certification, and much more on their website.

  • American Medical Response - American Medical Response is the nation's largest private provider of medical transportation. Operating in 36 states, AMR employs over 20,875 persons in 265 operating sites.

  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration - OSHA and its state partners have approximately 2100 inspectors, plus complaint discrimination investigators, engineers, physicians, educators, standards writers, and other technical and support personnel spread over more than 200 offices throughout the country. This staff establishes protective standards, enforces those standards, and reaches out to employers and employees through technical assistance and consultation programs.

  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Fireworks Safety - Fireworks Safety Tips - 4th of July is just around the corner and the Independence Fire Department wants you and your family to celebrate safely this year. We are teaming up with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to let you know of the many important safety tips you should be aware of to have a Safe and Happy 4th of July. Remember, children should never play with fireworks
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