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Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD)

There are several active Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) in South Central Nebraska. A COAD is a community organization made up of representatives from public, private, volunteer and non-profit agencies and organizations who may be active in all phases of disaster: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.


COAD’s consist of representatives from groups and organizations within each community including:

  • Elected officials
  • Emergency management
  • Community groups
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Local businesses
  • Chambers of commerce
  • And many others!


As a COAD member, your organization contributes to building a vibrant and healthy community, while simultaneously building your reputation in the place you operate your business.


If you are interested in learning more about a local COAD organization, the active groups in the region are:


Greater Kearney Area COAD


Darrin Lewis, Buffalo County Emergency Manager



Quad COAD (Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, Webster)


Garry Steele, Chairman



Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

Nebraska VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster)