The people who keep you safe during disasters honored their own Thursday.
The Kansas Emergency Management Association held an awards banquet as part of its annual meeting Thursday night. Among those recognized were retired Shawnee County Emergency Manager Gary Middleton and the group's outgoing president, Kathy Harrison of Riley County.
13's own Melissa Brunner was happy to emcee the awards presentation.
KEMA has been meeting in Topeka all week, learning new ideas and equipment for handling emergency situations.