Emergency Management

Burn Permit Information

Assistance in applying for an annual burn permit is available at the Emergency Management or County Clerk's offices in the courthouse or at these area cooperatives:
  • Belmont
  • Brown Spur
  • Co-op scale office in Cheney
  • Cunningham
  • Norwich
  • Penalosa
  • Zenda
A burn permit is valid for the calendar year. You must re-apply each year.

Emergency Management Defined

Emergency Management is the coordination of local responders, state and federal agencies, and volunteer organizations. An Emergency Management program enhances protection of the community and its citizens when disaster strikes through planning, preparedness, training, and education.


The Kingman County Emergency Manager coordinates and advises local officials before, during, and following disasters. The Emergency Manager raises awareness of potential and existing problems and suggests solutions based on the needs of the community and the resources available. During times of crises, the Emergency Manager keeps local officials apprised of situations so they can make the best decisions possible for response and recovery efforts.

Public education and citizen preparedness play a large role. It is important that the public be aware of the power they possess to take care of themselves first, before a greater response is needed.


No matter who you are or where you live, you can be sure that some type of weather is going to happen every day. It may be sunny skies and balmy breezes or a cool, crisp day in the fall. But there always lurks the potential for severe weather:
  • Hail
  • High winds
  • Sleet
  • Snowstorms
  • Thunderstorms
  • Tornadoes
On the other end of the scale lie excessive heat, drought and the potential for wildfires.

Man-Made Disasters

Although most of the disasters we face in Kansas are weather-related, there is also the possibility of a man-made disaster:
  • A toxic chemical spill
  • Biological threats
  • Explosions
Because the potential for a natural or man-made disaster is always present, ask yourself, “Is my family prepared?”