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Kansas agency hosting preparedness summit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Emergency management officials from across Kansas are convening this week for a two-day summit on disaster preparedness.

The conference opens Friday at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Wichita. Sponsors include the Kansas Division of Emergency Management and the state Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Topics range from strategic planning and psychological first aid to managing volunteers and responding to human-caused tragedies.

The summit is geared for emergency management and human services professionals, first responders, experts in animal health and nonprofit organizations.