Helping Boy Scouts Earn Badges…Again!

We were so excited to once again help Boy Scouts earn their Emergency Preparedness merit badge! On November 29, 2022, we hosted JJ and Max (as well as their parents/guardians, Scoutmaster Joseph LaPlant, and Assistant Scoutmaster Jack Stockwell) from Troop 238 at the Camden County EMA’s office, which serves as the primary Emergency Operations CenterContinue reading “Helping Boy Scouts Earn Badges…Again!”

EMA Moves Forward with Partnership Growth for ARES and CERT!

Greetings, all! Sam here! Building strong partnerships during “blue sky” times is the bedrock of a good emergency management program. This means we learn to work and train together with our partners BEFORE a large-scale emergency happens so they know our resources, capabilities, and responses and they count on us to be there for themContinue reading “EMA Moves Forward with Partnership Growth for ARES and CERT!”

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 meetingContinue reading “More Partnerships at Work!”

EMA Completes Another Severe Weather Preparedness Walkthrough!

2022 is starting off with some REALLY fantastic public outreach efforts and we have received invitations from local businesses to help them with severe weather preparedness for their employees, homeowners, and customers! Today, Director Sam Henley met with Della Miller, owner of Missouri Association Management, LLC, which manages 10 properties in Camden and Miller Counties.Continue reading “EMA Completes Another Severe Weather Preparedness Walkthrough!”

Partnerships at Work!

Greetings, all! Our renewed partnerships are already hard at work! On Tuesday, January 4, EMD Sam Henley attended a meeting at the Sunrise Beach Co-Mo Electric Cooperative office with Jason Culp, Co-Mo’s Environment, Health, and Safety Manager. Jason reached out to our office with concerns about protecting the employees and, potentially, customers at their locationsContinue reading “Partnerships at Work!”

NWS IWT Workshop 2021

One of the greatest honors of my emergency management career so far was to be invited as one of the guest speakers for the National Weather Service’s Integrated Warning Team Workshop 2021! The topic of this year’s IWT Workshop was, “Understanding Each Other’s Roles, Responsibilities and Operations as it relates to Hazardous Winter Weather.“ This workshopContinue reading “NWS IWT Workshop 2021”

EMA/CERT to Host Training for Homeland Security Assets in November!

As discussed in CERT’s Blog, the Camden County EMA and Camden County CERT will host a joint training/exercise on the two Homeland Security generators housed at the Camden County EMA. This training is open to ALL First Responder agencies, Road and Bridge employees, and all CERT members. This is considered a high-priority training and weContinue reading “EMA/CERT to Host Training for Homeland Security Assets in November!”

An Update from the Director!

Greetings, all! Sam here! Since my appointment as Director of the EMA on August 2, 2021, I have hit the ground running! My first week looked like this: Meeting in Moberly with a fellow Emergency Management Director (EMD), CPR/AED/First Aid training with the Camden County Health Department (THANK YOU, KATIE!), Background check information for myselfContinue reading “An Update from the Director!”

Meeting with LOARC/ARES About Needs of the EOC

On March 16, Deputy Director Sam Henley met with members of the Lake of the Ozarks Amateur Radio Club and the Camden County Amateur Radio Emergency Service to provide details of what an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is and what it does in hopes of gaining more volunteers to assist, should the EMA need toContinue reading “Meeting with LOARC/ARES About Needs of the EOC”

November LEPC Meeting

Update 2:30 pm: Well, we experienced a few technical difficulties. We think the issues were election coverage, microphone difficulties, and the tightened security our IT department in Camden County maintains. We were able to get three shorter sections of video livestreamed. We will post the meeting notes to the LEPC Meetings page as soon asContinue reading “November LEPC Meeting”