Emergency Management Support Association of Kansas

Emergency Management Support Association of Kansas

Mission Statement
The Emergency Management Support Association of Kansas (EMSAK) was formed to create an active statewide network of professionals from emergency management agencies and support organizations working together to promote the understanding of the functions of each agency and to establish a means of sharing resources to enhance the emergency management program.

EMSAK Annual Conference

EMSAK provides its members and participants an avenue for continuing education through a host of presenters. Accreditations and certifications are available through many workshops, and a wide range of training opportunities are available at the annual conference.


The EMSAK Board would like to make announce that due to events beyond our control, the EMSAK Conference that was scheduled for April 8-10, 2015 will be cancelled this year.  

The board will be holding a strategic meeting in the near future and will keep you updated of the future plans of EMSAK.  

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.  

The EMSAK Board  

EMSAK History

Since 1965, EMSAK has endeavored to promote and assist Kansas Emergency Management agencies by providing educational opportunities, identifying resources, assisting with administrative functions, and providing a statewide network of professionals who support emergency management in Kansas.  To achieve our mission, EMSAK is actively seeking professionals from organizations, not limited to state and local emergency management, elected and appointed officials, fire services, law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, governmental personnel, and volunteer organizations.

EMSAK Bylaws & Constitution

EMSAK Board of Directors

John Treolo
Adventist Community Service Director

John Treolo
Adventist Community Service Director

Gilbert Valerio
Finney County Emergency Management

Debra Brown
Haskell County Emergency Management

Past President
Bill Taldo
Lane County Emergency Management

Nominations Chairperson
Darcy Golliher
Meade County Emergency Management

Awards Chairperson
Sandy Hendrickson
Hodgeman County Emergency Management

Audit Chairperson
Kim Buchannan
Leavenworth County Emergency Management

Membership Chairperson
Rick Shellenbarger
Sedgwick County Emergency Management

Vendor Chairperson
Rex Beemer
Gray County Emergency Management