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Cheyenne, Rawlins and Sherman Counties - CodeRED Alert System

Available FREE to all Cheyenne County residents.  The system has the ability to send telephone messages, emails or text alerts to residents enrolled in the system in the event of an emergency.  Please click here to sign up for this important service.

Kansas State Fire Marshal Smoke Detector Program

Free smoke detectors to qualifying homes.

In September 2014, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) implemented a statewide residential smoke alarm installation program as a fire prevention effort. “Saving the Lives of Kansans - One Home at a Time” allows trained volunteers to install smoke alarms in owner-occupied homes free of charge.


You are eligible to have a FREE smoke detector installed in your home if:

• You live in Kansas (must show proof of residency)

• You own the home you live in (not a rental property)

• You currently have no smoke detector in your home


Contact Emergency Management regarding this program.

Cheyenne County LEPC

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Next meeting: October 9th

The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 was created to help communities plan for chemical emergencies. It also requires industry to report on the storage, use and releases of hazardous substances to federal, state, and local governments. EPCRA requires state and local governments, and Indian tribes to use this information to prepare their community from potential risks.

Northwest Kansas Mitigation Plans

A taskforce of stakeholders in Cheyenne, Sherman and Rawlins have been providing information for an updated Mitigation Plan for Northwest Kansas. You may view the draft plans by clicking here.  If you have comments or feedback, please contact Ryan Murray, Emergency Management Director at 785-332-2560 or

What does Emergency Management do?

Cheyenne County Emergency Management plans and directs disaster response or crisis management activities, provides disaster preparedness training, and prepares emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., tornados, winter storms, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g.,  hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.