Shawnee County Emergency Management

Mitigation Preparedness Response Recovery.



To provide a 24-hour operation to reduce the loss of life and property and to protect the environment. The highest priority is to protect Shawnee County residents from all hazards by providing and coordinating resources, expertise, leadership and advocacy through a comprehensive, risk-based emergency preparedness program of mitigation, management, response and recovery.

Department Staff

You can reach the Emergency Management Office at 785.251.4150 (voice) or 785.291.4904 (fax).

Emergency Management Staff

Dave Sterbenz · 785.251.4151

Deputy Director / Homeland Security
Dusty Nichols · 785.251.4152

Hazmat Planner / LEPC
Kevin Flory · 785.251.4560

Communications Officer and Ambulance Compliance Officer
Nelson Casteel · 785.251.4558

Emergency Planner / Citizens Corps Coordinator
Scott Garcia · 785.251.4153

Operations Assistant
James Scott Steele · 785.251.4274