After receiving word of this partnership between Lamar Advertising Company and FEMA regarding their new partnership for releasing IPAWS alerts on digital billboards throughout the country, Camden County, MO Emergency Management Director Ron Gentry contacted our local Lamar office directly to find out if the residents and visitors of Camden County would see them here on our billboards.
Tim Ketchum of the local Lamar office confirmed that digital billboards throughout their coverage area would be included. This area includes Camden County!
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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3 thoughts on “Lamar Advertising to Display FEMA Emergency Alerts on Digital Billboards Nationwide-Includes Camden County”
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Ranita
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I am blown away by the recent changes to the webpage and newsletter and updates. You all are rock stars in the county! I appreciate what you all are doing. Encourage and help other agencies do the same.
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Thanks, Scott! Ron and I work hard everyday looking for more ways to help!
Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency