Camden County EOC Training Begins Today!

EOC training is starting up again for this year. Any CERT members, first responders, business owners, partnering agencies, and anyone else who would like to continue or start their Camden County EOC training are welcome to attend. We are stepping forward into a tabletop exercise that will culminate in a full-scale exercise in October. AprilContinue reading “Camden County EOC Training Begins Today!”

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!”

Camden County EMA Hosts Virtual CERT Em Comm Training via WebEx TONIGHT 6:30 PM!

Greetings, all! Sam here! Most of you already know how active the Camden County EMA is when it comes to training with the volunteers of the Camden County, MO Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Tonight, we are hosting our annual Emergency Communications (Em Comm) training via WebEx so we can train in tandem with theContinue reading “Camden County EMA Hosts Virtual CERT Em Comm Training via WebEx TONIGHT 6:30 PM!”

LEPC Tabletop Exercise After-Action Report

On November 5, 2021, following the final Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting of the year, the Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the Clark County Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Prep Solutions, ran a tabletop exercise for members of the LEPC and other stakeholders and interested parties from our county. AllContinue reading “LEPC Tabletop Exercise After-Action Report”

Training with the Osage Beach Search and Rescue Team

Good morning, all! Director Sam Henley here! I finally have a few minutes to sit down and update you on training with the Osage Beach Fire Department Search and Rescue Team on October 30th! I received an invitation last week from Ray Shadow, one of the leaders of the Osage Beach Fire Department Search andContinue reading “Training with the Osage Beach Search and Rescue Team”

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!”

Director Attends G-271V Course on Hazardous Weather & Flooding Preparedness

In our ongoing effort to increase situational awareness, Camden County’s EMD Sam Henley is attending the G-271V Course on Hazardous Weather & Flooding Preparedness. This course provides training for local and state emergency managers who respond to hazardous weather events, while promoting partnership and coordination between the National Weather Service (NWS) and emergency managers. TheContinue reading “Director Attends G-271V Course on Hazardous Weather & Flooding Preparedness”

Upcoming CERT Training Class for the Public!

Greetings, all! Sam here! We are hard at work putting the final touches on the upcoming training schedule for our FREE Community Emergency Response Team Basic 20-hour Training Class. One of the biggest things missing? YOU. We are arranging to have dinner provided to the trainees and trainers, free of charge. We are running theContinue reading “Upcoming CERT Training Class for the Public!”

Mass Vax Update and Our Day at the EMA!

Good afternoon, all! Sam here! Rod and I were on a conference call with Region F about the Mass Vaccination Event. The weather has put a bit of a monkey wrench into our plans and the National Guard’s battle rhythm for the region. I had to get to other things we are arranging and rescheduling,Continue reading “Mass Vax Update and Our Day at the EMA!”

Continuing Training!

As part of Assistant Director Sam Henley’s ongoing training, she participated in the AWR 209v course over the past two days. The annotation of the v after the number indicates it was a virtual offering. Many of the training courses offered through the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) have been shifted to WebEx, Zoom,Continue reading “Continuing Training!”