Emergency Management

What is Emergency Management?

Emergency Management is a coordinated effort involving local, State and Federal government agencies, as well as volunteer organizations and businesses, assisting the citizens and their communities in preparing for, responding to, recovering from and eliminating or reducing the effects of natural, man-made, and technological emergencies and disasters.  The primary goal of Emergency Management is to prevent injuries, protect lives and reduce property and environmental damage in Atchison County.


  • Administers Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Develops and maintains Emergency Operations Plan
  • Manages day to day operations of the Atchison County Rescue Service
  • Supervises the Emergency Operations Center
  • Supervises the Severe Weather Coordination

Burn Ban: Information will be listed on the Front page under "News & Announcements"

Atchison County requires anyone wanting to burn to have a Burn Permit.  To obtain your Burn Permit, you may obtain it in person at the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office in Atchison or the Emergency Management Office in Atchison. 

You may also complete the Burn Permit Application and submit it electronically by emailing it to wlanter@atcoks.org