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November 19

November 19 is World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day and while it may sound like a humorous occasion, it’s no joke. This is actually serious – deadly serious. November 19 is a day that has been set aside to recognize that not everyone has access to toilets or good sanitation, which in 2013 lead to 1,000 children dying each day from diarrheal diseases related to poor sanitation. Did you know that toilets and sanitation are considered a human right? In 2010, the UN General Assembly recognized sanitation and water as a... more

September 1

Are you prepared for a disaster?

September is National Preparedness Month. It’s a great time for Johnson County residents to prepare their homes and business for any type of disaster.

Johnson County Emergency Management and Communication serves as the county’s designated disaster response agency. Their section of our web site is stocked with information and resources on how to prepare for a disaster. You may also want to visit... more

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.

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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

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