Long Road Ahead: Updating the County LEOP

Hello, all!

Sam here!

Ron and I have embarked on the first steps of reviewing and updating the Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP)! During this process, we reach out to first responder agencies, local businesses, stakeholders, volunteer organizations, and more to help flesh out the plan which immediately goes into effect when large-scale emergencies hit!

You can find the public version of the plan we are working on here.

The very first step we complete is gathering all of the new contact information for the Camden County LEOP Contact List. While this list is not in the public plan, it is VITALLY important for us to have on hand when said large-scale emergencies come to our county. We are pleased to say that MANY local first responding agencies and businesses have already answered our email requesting updated contact information! Thank you to all of those agencies and businesses; you definitely make our jobs easier!

We’ll update you on our progress on the LEOP as we move through all of the sections, so stay tuned!

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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