EMA Deputy Director Sam Henley here!
We had a blast at this past weekend’s 2021 Magic Dragon Street Meet! After 12 trips up and down about 1/2 mile of the strip, I was one exhausted lady! Uphill was DEFINITELY harder than downhill! I was in luck though, because many of our CERTs in their neon gear were patrolling the strip, ready to offer aid wherever needed. More about their experience will be linked here (when it’s available).
It was a tremendously enjoyable Saturday, with some of the most beautifully restored cars, trucks, motorcycles, and even some FRANKENCARS!!!
I know which one was my pick for “Best in Show” (though it was probably different from the official judges choice!):
My primary concern as the EMA’s representative at these functions is to keep an eye out on “our people”, which include our CERTs, first responders, and anyone else who needs help!
There was only one medical emergency while I was there for my shift and I have to commend the quick reaction and response of our CERTs for alerting EMS and bringing them to the scene. Everyone performed professionally and the situation was quickly resolved! Thank you to Lake Ozark Fire and EMS for their response!
We continue to strive to provide transparency and access of the EMA to the public and our partners in the community, and hey, if we get some enjoyment while we’re serving you, YAY! Make sure you say hi to us if you see us at an event. Director Rod Sederwall and I are always happy to stop and talk about what an EMA is and what service we provide in the event that first responders are overwhelmed! For more info, visit our About Us page!
See you at the next one!