ESF-8 Partners at our regional Hospitals primary mission in a disaster is the treatment of the citizens of our communities. Hospitals vary greatly in size and resources throughout South Central Kansas. Through partnerships in the region, Hospitals can call on their partners to best serve their citizens in times of crisis.

Hospitals utilize a variation of the Incident Command System (ICS) during a disaster. Although it is specific to hospitals, the language will be familiar to all ESF-8 partners.

Hospitals are also able to communicate with other ESF-8 Partner agencies via radio and also utilize a program called EMSystem to publish the number of available beds, which can provide critical information during a disaster.

The South Central Kansas Hospital Preparedness Committee meets regularly with ESF-8 partners to network, share information, and develop plans to ensure the South Central Kansas ESF-8 know who to call in a disaster.