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 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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