Northwest Kansas Mitigation Plans

A taskforce of stakeholders in Cheyenne, Sherman and Rawlins have been providing information for an updated Mitigation Plan for Northwest Kansas. You may view the draft plans by clicking here.  If you have comments or feedback, please contact Ryan Murray, Emergency Management Director at 785-332-2560 or

What does Emergency Management do?

Cheyenne County Emergency Management plans and directs disaster response or crisis management activities, provides disaster preparedness training, and prepares emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., tornadoes, winter storms, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g.,  hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

Kansas State Fire Marshal Smoke Detector Program

Free smoke detectors to qualifying homes.

In September 2014, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) implemented a statewide residential smoke alarm installation program as a fire prevention effort. “Saving the Lives of Kansans – One Home at a Time” allows trained volunteers to install smoke alarms in owner-occupied homes free of charge.


You are eligible to have a FREE smoke detector installed in your home if:

• You live in Kansas (must show proof of residency)

• You own the home you live in (not a rental property)

• You currently have no smoke detector in your home


Contact Emergency Management regarding this program.