Good afternoon, all!
As is par for the course, it has been a very busy time for the EMA!
Since my last update, the following items have been started, worked on, or completed:
-Adjusted Hyper-Reach to only broadcast 10 types of warnings for Camden County due to resident and visitor demand. Hyper-Reach no longer broadcasts advisories or watches, except through social media.
-Delivered PPE, water, and other supplies to schools and first responder agencies.
-Hosted TWO tactical storm spotter training classes with the National Weather Service (NWS) for first responder agencies and member of the Lake Area Storm Spotters (L.A.S.S.).
-Completed a review of the Local Emergency Operations Plan with our representative from the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.
-Camden County Road & Bridge picked up pallets of water for us from the American Red Cross to distribute to first responder agencies.
-Attended several regional Emergency Management Director and Homeland Security meetings.
-Participated in the Hazard Mitigation planning meeting with Lake Regional Health Systems.
-Continued to participate in ongoing training opportunities.
-Began meeting with county offices in regards to an Emergency Purchasing Plan for the county.
-Participated in the Integrated Preparedness Planning Workshop (IPPW) meeting.
-Met with representatives from the NWS and the Ozarks Amphitheater (OA) to begin participating in the NWS Event Support pilot program.
-Gave an Emergency Preparedness Presentation at the Camdenton Library.
-Participated in the Municipality Meeting.
-Provided traffic control and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) oversight for the Magic Dragon Street Meet.
-Documented the landslide on Wilbus Drive, along with participating in numerous conference calls.
-Participated in the Lake Area Emergency Services Association (LAESA) meeting.
-Reestablished the MOU with the Camden County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).
-Hosted a discussion meeting for exercising the Ameren (Bagnell Dam) Emergency Action Plan.
-Gave an Emergency Preparedness Presentation at the Osage Beach Library.
-Met with members of the Camden County ARES to begin scheduling regular training classes and set expectations.
-Began efforts to update MOSWIN radios and permissions.
-Created the temporary (and then more permanent) Memorandum of Understanding for the Ozarks Amphitheater (OA).
-Began providing on scene Event Support in conjunction with the NWS Springfield office for OA concerts with 3000+ guests.
-Met with the emergency management directors of Pulaski and Laclede counties to discuss mutual aid and CERT.
-Met with the commission and emergency management director of Hickory County to provide requested guidance on growing their EMA and capabilities.
-Wrote the Emergency Management Performance Grant for Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023).
-Wrote two State Homeland Security Program Grants; one for generator load testing for the Homeland Security generators we house and one for the expansion and enhancement of the CERT program for Camden County.
-Provided grant writing advice and assistance to Lake Ozark Fire Protection District.
-Provided grant writing advice and assistance to Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District.
-Gave an Emergency Preparedness Presentation at the Stoutland Library.
-Continued with work on Camden County’s Continuity of Operations Plan.
-Provided resources to the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce (via pending MOU) to support the Camdenton stop for the Race Across America (as of 6/17/22).
And again, that’s JUST the highlights! Thank you so much to the volunteers, first responders, agencies, offices, businesses, and individuals who support the EMA’s efforts to help everyone “BEE” Prepared!