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Welcome to Region V Hazardous Materials Response Commission updated website! We hope you will enjoy browsing through our website, and that you will find a lot of useful information here. We update our pages periodically so check back often.


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2017 National Preparedness Month


This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

We should all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship.

Week 1:  September 1-9
Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends


Week 2:  September 10-16
Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

  • Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help can arrive.
  • Take Until Help Arrives training.

  • Check on your neighbors.
  • Talk with your Power Company about utility safety.                         
  • On National Prepareathon Day, Friday, September, 15, hold an event.


Week 3:  September 17-23
Practice and Build Out Your Plans

  • Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
  • Maintain emergency savings for use in case of an emergency
  • Participate in an emergency drill
  • Know how to access community resources (e.g., shelters, food banks)


Week 4: September 24-30
Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger 


Ready Business

  • Get involved and share preparedness info in your community, faith-based organization, business & more: #PlanAhead #NatlPrep
  • 40% of businesses never recover after a disaster. Watch this video and #PlanAhead: #NatlPrep
  • Develop a preparedness program for your business to plan for & reduce the impact of disasters:
  • Planning ahead for disasters can be the difference between going out of business and running a successful one. #NatlPrep

Ready Campus

  • Make sure your campus is a #ReadyCampus and prepared for all types of emergencies. Get involved: #NatlPrep

  • Make sure your school has emergency procedures in place for disasters that could affect your campus. #NatlPrep

  • Know how to get in touch with family/friends if phones are down. Text instead of call and mark yourself as safe on social media. #NatlPrep

  • If you can’t get in touch with family/friends after a disaster, register yourself as “Safe and Well” on theRed Cross’ website#NatlPrep

  • Sign up to receive alerts from your school in case of an emergency like an active shooter event or natural disaster. #NatlPrep

Faith-Based Preparedness

  • Keep your congregation safe – make sure your house of worship has a plan for all types of emergencies. #NatlPrep

  • Faith-based venues can become targets. Protect your congregation & house of worship by preparing for emergencies: #PlanAhead

  • Take steps to protect your house of worship from arson. Illuminate the exterior/entrances and clear anything that could fuel fire. #NatlPrep








Region V Administrative Office

Location: 2031 Quail Avenue, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

Iowa Central Community College East Campus Administration Building

 Suite: 112

Mailing Address: PO Box 1736, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501-1736

Email address:

Coordinator/CFO: Peg Stickrod

Phone: 515-955-6748      Fax: 515-955-6751




Team Location

1515 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

Phone: 515-573-2871  Fax: 515-955-6751

Team Coordinator: Tom Ubben


Phone: 515-890-1628


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Mission Statement: To better protect the citizens of Region V Hazardous Materials Response Area from chemical accidents by sharing resources. promoting regionalization of services and providing mutual assistance in time of emergency.