Tour of Crisis City: Saline County’s Premier Emergency Management Training Center

APA Kansas Chapter


Thursday, October 19, 2017
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT

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Crisis City, located eight miles southwest of Salina, Kan., was developed to fill the need to enhance the state’s capability to defend against terrorism threats and respond to disasters and emergencies. Since then the mission of Crisis City has expanded to "Provide Kansas first responders and those who do the dirty work, including the Kansas National Guard and our public and private partners, with a world class, multi-discipline, multi-agency training environment that has no rival."

Crisis City provides training facilities to all emergency response and support agencies, whether in one of its classrooms or on any of the training venues. Crisis City is a multi-use, fully functional training complex for local, state, and federal responders, Emergency Management professionals, public and private industry safety professionals, and military operations in support of civil authorities.

Learn more about this premier emergency management venue and how proper planning and training work to improve disaster response across the state.



Joe Pruitt

Invited Speaker

Organization: Kansas Division of Emergency Management Location: Crisis City training facility, Saline County, KS Biography: Joe Pruitt has his Bachelors in Gen/Studies with emphasis on Business management from Fort Hays State. Joe spent 26 years from 1987 to 2013 with the Kansas Department of Corrections prior to coming to ... Read More

David Neal, AICP CFM

Invited Speaker

Title, Organization: Saline County Planning Director Location: Salina, KS Biography: David has been the Saline County Planning Director, once removed, for the last five years. When he’s not dealing with planning issues he’s tackling floodplains – harder than you think – or jumping through the latest project hoops that get ... Read More

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