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”

November LEPC Meeting Information

The November Camden County Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting is coming up on November 6, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Camden County EMA, located at 12 VFW Road, Camdenton, MO 65020. Masks are not required if you can maintain social distancing, however we will have paper masks and hand sanitizer available. Camden County EMAContinue reading “November LEPC Meeting Information”

Camden County EMD, Assistant EMD, and SEMA Coordinator Begin LEOP Review Process

Hello, all! Today, Ron and I embarked on what could be the most important job for which the EMA is responsible: Reviewing and updating the Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP). We were fortunate that our coordinator from Missouri State Emergency Management Agency Region F, Brenda Gerlach, could take the time amidst her duties during theContinue reading “Camden County EMD, Assistant EMD, and SEMA Coordinator Begin LEOP Review Process”

Bagnell Dam EAP Annual Seminar

Greetings all! By now, most of you know or have some idea that the EMA takes part in any and all large-scale emergency planning when we can. Because Camden County is nestled directly between Truman Dam and Bagnell Dam, we are included in the Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) for BOTH. This is extremely good newsContinue reading “Bagnell Dam EAP Annual Seminar”

Another Day in Paradise!

Hello all, Sam here! Today, Ron and I attended the Lake Area Emergency Services Association, Inc. meeting. Among the topics, there was great discussion about communications issues around the lake area and how first responders would like to move forward with efforts to find a solution rather than a workaround (or “bandaid”) for the situation.Continue reading “Another Day in Paradise!”