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August 27

Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

Each year the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognizes public wastewater facilities for outstanding compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits. This recognition program consists of Peak Performance Awards in three categories – Platinum, Gold, and Silver.

Johnson County Wastewater was recognized in July at the NACWA national conference held in Providence, RI for its outstanding compliance records in the 2014 calendar... more

May 18

Severe weather tools available to JoCo residents

Severe weather season has arrived in our area, making it a good time to review the tools available to Johnson County residents.

JoCo72

Your hub for emergency preparedness, the website if full of useful information about what to do in an emergency, what supplies to have on hand, simple steps to get connected after an event, and useful guides to help you prepare.

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May 12

MED-ACT celebrating 40th anniversary with Saturday open house

Learn what it's like to be a paramedic during Johnson County MED-ACT's 40th anniversary open house.

Tour MED-ACT Station 1511, talk to paramedics, learn more about different types of ambulances, and see equipment used during unique emergency situations, such as those involving hazardous chemicals. The Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications Mobile Command Unit will also be available.

Staff will be performing hands-only CPR training and free blood pressure... more

April 15

JoCo EM becomes a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador

 

As part of its continuing mission to create a better prepared, more resilient community; Johnson County Emergency Management recently joined the Weather Ready Nation initiative by becoming a WRN Ambassador.  Over the next few months, Johnson County Emergency Management will integrate the initiative into its community outreach program as a way to engage businesses and community organizations to become more prepared for severe weather.  

 

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April 9

Help "Feed the Need" in JoCo during Ntl County Gov Month

Johnson County residents can help "Feed the Need" of by dropping non-perishable food items and toiletries in marked barrels around the county as part of National County Government Month.

Feed the Need is a Johnson County Government employee-led initiative to stock food pantries around the county.

"Feed the Need is one of the most significant food and fundraising efforts for the food pantries," said Deborah Collins, director of the Human Services Department and co-chair of the... more

March 10

Spring Break in JoCo

Get the most out of Spring Break with our guide to events around Johnson County from March 13-22.

Need more ideas? Visit our Staycation board on Pinterest for things to do in the area.

 

 

 

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March 6

8 things to do when the time changes

The time change this weekend is a good time to take care of all those things you've been meaning to do but haven't gotten around to yet, such as…

Set clocks forward one hour. It's hard to lose an hour of your weekend but since your boss is doing it, you probably should too. Change or charge batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It might be time to replace your detectors. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years; carbon monoxide alarms, every five years. Refresh supplies... more
March 5

Area hospitals join Medical Director program

Johnson County's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System Medical Director Program will provide even better emergency care to residents through an agreement with area hospitals approved this morning by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners.

It is rare in the EMS field to have the fire agencies, the paramedic transport provider, the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center and hospitals all working together. Having the hospitals' input in patients' care procedures before... more

March 2

8 ways to prepare your family during Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 2-6, is a good time to prepare your family for the possibility of severe weather throughout the year, such as flooding, flash flooding, strong winds, blizzards, and tornadoes. 

Here are some things you can do this week:

Monday, March 2

•  Enroll or update your info in NotifyJoCo: NotifyJoCo, Johnson County’s free emergency mass notification system, is designed to get you the information you need when you need it during emergencies and... more

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