Another Busy Day at the EMA!

Hello, all!

Sam here!

PHEW! It’s not even 3:30 PM and we have been working hard today!

After returning Cole County EMA’s light tower, which they graciously loaned to us to light up the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall this past weekend, we had lots to do at the office!

First, we had a visit from Lake Ozark Fire District so they could borrow our road sign. Then, Mid-County Fire dropped by to return our HazMat truck, but decided to borrow it a little while longer to give the guys a chance to train with it in case they need to use it in the future! Always good to see our first responders and we are happy to loan them our equipment for training!

After that, Ron showed me how to use the siphon to put some of the hand sanitizer from the 50 gallon barrel into a 5 gallon jug. I was quick to learn not to overfill!

REMINDER: We have almost 400 GALLONS of hand sanitizer that is FREE to ANYONE! Businesses; First Responders; members of the general public; ANYONE! We have 5 gallon jugs here, but if you want less than that, please bring your own container!

We are also working with our regional partners to choose training classes for the upcoming year. These training classes cover everything from Essentials of Community Cyber Security to All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters to Winter Weather Hazards to Crisis Leadership and Decision Making and dozens of things in between! We are happy to be a part of the conversation when it comes to planning for emergencies in our region!

We are working to have our trucks lettered soon, so I have been working hard to find a nice look for them. You will definitely see photos when that project is done!

We have a jam packed week ahead of us, so feel free to subscribe below to receive emails anytime we update our blog!

Published by camdensam

I became the Director of Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency (EMA) in August 2021 after previously serving as the agency's Deputy Director for a year. As the Director, I manage the day-to-day operations of the EMA, work on the Local Emergency Operations Plan, manage the Facebook, Twitter, and website for the EMA, oversee the webpages for the Camden County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), provide oversight and run exercises for the Camden County, MO Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and work with the Camden County, MO Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). I hold a general class amateur radio license, call sign KE0LMY. I am also the official "Bee Keeper" of our mascot, Buzzer the Bee, who wants you to BEE Prepared!!! I'm a certified CERT trainer and WebEOC trainer for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency. I maintain an EXTENSIVE and ever-growing list of credentials and train vigorously with first responder agencies, other EMAs, and with anyone I believe will help me become a better, more well-rounded emergency management director.

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