Kansas Division of Emergency Management is showing its strength for emergency preparedness.
Today Gov. Sam Brownback announced that the division has received accreditation from the National Emergency Management Association.
The Governor was on hand with major Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the Kansas Adjutant General at the State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka.
Brownback says with the number of tornadoes, floods and extreme weather, the state has seen, he is very proud of Kansas' Emergency Management team and its ability to respond quickly.
"Having the best emergency management and preparedness possible is a priority for us in the state of Kansas, this is high priority, said Brownback, This means saving lives and that's critical."
The National Emergency Management Association judged the state based on 104 standards in 16 categories.
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