***PRESS RELEASE***

New EMD Director

Texas County welcomes new Emergency Management Director (EMD) Brad North, of Licking. North is a Gulf War veteran that served in Desert Storm and has worked as a licensed electrical contractor for over 20 years.

North has broad experience in Emergency Management and preparedness. Prior to being offered the position, previously held by Chief Keith Follin of the Roby Fire Department, now living in Arizona, North has received a wide range of both SEMA/FEMA training, including Incident Command and Mass Fatality Management.

The flooding Texas County experienced in early May of this year, and ongoing needs experienced by approximately 67 local families, has highlighted the importance of emergency management in our county. The job of the EMD includes developing and maintaining liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities to facilitate plan development,  coordination of emergency response, exchanges of personnel and equipment, and training local groups in the preparation of disasters.

 

You can reach Brad North at emd@texascountymissouri.gov, or by phone at 417-967-0720.

About the Author

Andrea Dukeman

Andrea is a Staff Writer at The Licking News.

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