We have had the most packed day here in Camden County!
The team from Lake Regional has run their first Vaccination Event and it was organized and well planned! Rod and I were on site for an hour, so we could put eyes on the operation and we were impressed. Jennifer Newman, the EMD for Lake Regional, has done a fantastic job and her team is top-notch!
Next up, we are working with the State Emergency Management Agency and the MO National Guard to find and set up a site where the guard can do a Mass Vaccination Event here in Camden County.
Our options are limited, especially since they want 10 lanes plus space to park people for observation after they receive the vaccine, but we are working hard to try to provide them with the opportunity to do so here in our 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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