What We Do


The KPEPC is a volunteer, community group that:

•  Brings together community resources in Kanawha and Putnam counties to create a common plan for responding to emergencies;

•  Sponsors drills that test the emergency response plan's effectiveness;

•  Evaluates the plan's effectiveness after actual incidents and revises the plan accordingly;

•  Provides citizens with information about the location of toxic chemicals in their communities;

•  Provides information to help citizens prepare themselves, their families and their workplaces for all types of emergencies, and

•  Offers a forum for communities, governments, industry and citizens to work cohesively toward common emergency management goals.

The KPEPC is a planning, NOT a response organization.