More Partnerships at Work!

We hit the ground running this week already!

First thing this morning, EMD Sam Henley met with Corey Leuwerke, Manager of the Camdenton Memorial-Lake Regional Airport. Corey was previously unable to attend last year’s Local Emergency Operations Plan meetings (because he is also a full-time pilot!), but he was able to squeeze in a meeting with her on one of his rare days off today!

Sam reviewed the Emergency Support Functions the airports are involved in (ESFs 1, 7, 16, and the planned 17) with Corey and then began learning about the capabilities of the Camdenton airport, as well as the limitations. Among the topics were the weight and size limits for aircraft using the airport, limitations on the airspace during large-scale emergencies, direct contact information for the airport, and contact with the Federal Aviation Administration in Kansas City, since that is the federal office Camdenton falls under during the aforementioned large-scale emergencies.

As always, understanding the moving pieces and jobs involved in these situations allows Sam to more easily assist with or manage operations, logistics, and communications when large-scale emergencies strike!

The pair also discussed the possible formation of an Emergency Action Plan for the airport in the future, to ensure the employees are aware and trained for those emergencies!

Our office is fortunate to have a good working relationship with the Camdenton Administrator, Jeff Hooker, which will have a resoundingly positive effect and better teamwork should something happen that impacts not only the City of Camdenton but anywhere else in our county!

Thank you to Corey for giving us some of his time in order to ensure our office is on the same page as the airport for large-scale emergencies and we are thrilled to add the Camdenton Memorial-Lake Regional Airport to the LEOP Review Team!

If your office would like to schedule a meeting to review how you could be affected and how the LEOP may affect you during large-scale emergencies, please contact the Camden County Emergency Management Agency at 573-346-7108!

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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