To lessen the effects of disaster on the lives and property of Sheridan County through leadership, coordination and support.
Predict, Prepare and Practice
An emergency response plan needs to be developed prior to any anticipated emergency. Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it’s important to plan in advance – here are some important questions to consider when developing your plan:
- How will you get to a safe place?
- How will you contact one another?
- How will you get back together?
- What will you do in different situations?
You should also inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time, such as work, school, faith organizations, sports events and even during the daily commute. If a plan doesn’t exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Take the time to talk with your community leaders, colleagues, neighbors and members of faith/civic organizations about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. By thinking ahead and communicating with others in advance, you will be better prepared to safely reunite with your family and loved ones during an emergency.
Current Wildfire News
- SELF-FILL SAND BAG SITES ARE SEASONALLY LOCATED AT THE COUNTY SHOP MONDAY – THURSDAY (GATE CLOSES AT 4:30), AND COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS-WEST SIDE.
- BRING AT LEAST 1 OTHER PERSON WITH YOU TO HELP FILL.
- PLAN ON USING YOUR OWN GEAR, BRING A SHOVEL WITH YOU. AN IRRIGATION (CHISEL POINT) SHOVEL WORKS BEST FOR FILLING SANDBAGS.
- AVOID INJURY – LIFT WITH YOUR LEGS, NOT YOUR BACK
- WEAR GLOVES; AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES AND MOUTH. SANDBAGS ARE TREATED TO RESIST DETERIORATION.
- DO NOT OVERFILL; FILL BAGS MORE THAN ONE-HALF BUT LESS THAN TWO-THIRDS FULL (APPROX.).
- THE COUNTY AND CITY ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO FILL SANDBAGS, OR RETRIEVE THEM AFTER USE. RESIDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROPERLY DISPOSIING OF SANDBAGS WHEN THEY ARE NO LONGER NEEDED.
Sheridan County Emergency Operations Plan and Annexes
The County-wide Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) update was approved by the Sheridan County Commissioners in December 2016. A link to the plan is listed below (the document files are compressed using “winzip”). Any suggestions or updates to the plan or its’ annexes can be emailed to the Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheridan County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2014-2019
The County-wide Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by FEMA on May 14, 2014. We are presenting it here for your reference. Due to the large file size of this plan, it is separated into four parts: One, Two, Three and Four.
Resources for Preparedness Questions
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Independent federal agency whose mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that, as a nation, we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. American Red Cross – Organization providing emergency assistance, disaster relief and educational resources. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Preparedness and Response – Emergency preparedness information for a variety of situations, ranging from natural disasters to mass casualties and radiation emergencies. School Emergency Plans – Informational site for developing a school emergency plan. Workplace Emergency Plans – Informational site for developing a workplace emergency plan.
Prepare For An Emergency
- Daily Functioning Needs Checklist
- Emergency Readiness Checklist
- Evacuation Checklist
- Family Emergency Plan
- Propane Tanks and Fire Protection
- Survival Equipment and Supplies
Research And Information
- Direction and Control
- Emergency Operations Basic Plan
- Emergency Public Information
- Health and Medical
- Law Enforcement
- Public Works and Utilities
- Reports and Intelligence
- Resource Coordination
- Social Services
Local Radio Stations
- KROE – AM 930
- KWYO – AM 1410
- KHRW – FM 92.7
- KYTI – FM 93.7
- KZWY – FM 94.9
- KLGT – FM 96.5
- KZZS – FM 98.3
- KLQQ – FM 104.9