Region VII Guide
FEMA Region VII administers FEMA programs and coordinates federal disaster response in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Our office is located in Kansas City, Missouri at the geographic center of the four-state region. Roughly 90 percent of the region's more than 13.5 million residents are within approximately four hours' driving time--allowing for a quick response by employees and the deployment of resources to disaster sites throughout the region. Regional staff work as a team with state, local, and tribal governments as well as non-profit groups, private sector, and other key stakeholders.
FEMA Region VII currently employs 250 individuals full-time. Staff members are responsible for administering all FEMA-related programs at the regional level and provide immediate response to disasters in the region. During times of disaster, the region can draw from its own staff, as well as a cadre of Disaster Reservists, FEMA Corps and local hires who are experienced in areas ranging from the delivery of disaster assistance to public information and more.
From our offices in Kansas City, we coordinate with tribal, state and local emergency management officials, as well as non-governmental and private sector partners, to protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. We have identified and assessed natural and man-made risks within the region.
FEMA's work is done by five divisions. Learn more about the Region VII Divisions: Response, Recovery, Mitigation, National Preparedness and Mission Support.
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As a reminder, during a crisis local emergency officials provide the most relevant and timely information! FEMA is a support agency that assists states that request help, as possible, in accordance with the laws that govern it.
To reach FEMA Region VII, call 816-283-7061
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