RHSOC Purchases New Deployable Resource Housed in Camden County EMA

Hello, all!

It’s not only busy at the EMA today, it’s a great day for our county and the entire state!

First, here is a little bit of information about the Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee (RHSOC) from the Missouri Department of Public Safety website:

Missouri’s “regionalization of homeland security” plan is focused on establishing a common sense, logical governance structure and process to facilitate local, community level engagement in not only grant funding priorities and strategies,but other homeland security related decisions. The RHSOC geographic boundaries are based on the established boundaries of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Fourteen (14) core disciplines at the county/local level have been identified as minimum voting participants in these regional committees. While only one individual from each discipline in a specific region will hold a voting seat on the committee,it is mandated that they represent all segments of their core discipline members in their region,including both county and local interest. They accomplish this through establishment of working groups within each discipline that are all inclusive in of their specific discipline in their geographic region. The RHSOCs meet quarterly, with additional meetings called as needed to deal with specific issues.

The following are the core disciplines that represent the minimal template for RHSOC membership:

  • Emergency Management Director
  • Law Enforcement
  • Sheriff
  • County Health
  • City or County Public Works
  • County Commissioner
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Volunteer Group Representation
  • Police Chief
  • Fire Chief
  • Homeland Security Regional Response System
  • Mayor or City Administrator
  • Private Industry/Public Utility
  • 911
  • Education

Now for the big news: The RHSOC purchased a HIPOWER Diesel Generator Set Model HRJW-240 T4F and it will be housed at the Camden County Emergency Management Agency!

We are thrilled to be the new home of such a useful emergency resource for the county, region, and state!

Published by camdensam

I am the Assistant Director of Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency (EMA). In this role, I assist with 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 budget and webpages for the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), oversee 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 a certified CERT and WebEOC trainer, as well as a trainer for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency for numerous in-seat courses such as the 191, 300, and 400.

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