Learning the Ropes: Following Our New EMD!

Greetings, all!

Sam here!

As many of you already know, our former EMD, Ron Gentry, retired! We wish him well!

This provided an opportunity for a brand new emergency management director to learn our trade in Camden County! The Camden County EMA would like to announce Rod Sederwall as our new EMD!

Rod is brand new to the Emergency Management field and we look forward to his journey via our blog!

One of the first things I recalled was when I began my emergency management journey, I discovered a huge array of acronyms were involved in the field! With that in mind, I set out to begin an acronym guide for our new EMD. You will see the first page of an ongoing project below!

We are super excited to continue bringing the transparency of our office (and projects we undertake) to you, the residents and visitors of Camden County, so stay tuned for future installments in this 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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