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  • State
  • City
    Lake of the Ozarks
  • Zipcode
  • Job Title
    Emergency Management Director
  • Company
    Kahoka/Clark County Office of Emergency Management
  • Associations
    President, Missouri EM Association. Volunteer, Team Rubicon. Chief, Kahoka Volunteer Fire Department
  • How Far Are You Willing to Travel?
  • Private Response & Coordination of Public/Private/Nonprofit
    Overcoming "this is how we've always done it" for Emergency Preparedness and Fire Response
  • Community Volunteer Group
    Leveraging spontaneous volunteers in disaster response - Tracking, managing, and taking care of unaffiliated volunteers
  • Disaster Services Government
    Challenges of creating an Emergency Management Program - Lessons learned, best practices and challenges
    Bringing Rural Counties Together for a Common Goal - creating a region wide storm spotter network and Incident Support Team
  • First Aid, CPR & Household Preparedness
    Teaching Preparedness Early - Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety outreach to schools, Scouts and the general public's youth
  • First Responder
    Interagency Responses to Atypical Responses - Responding to vulnerable populations in low frequency, high impact responses
    Leveraging Grant Requirements to Increase Interagency Response Skills - utilizing various funding mechanism to bring together multiple agencies and departments to enhance response capabilities.
  • Incident Command System & Incident Management
    Building an IMT/IST from the Ground up - Lessons Learned
  • Volunteer Management, Volunteer Responder, Nonprofit
    Overcoming "this is how we've always done it" for Emergency Preparedness and Fire Response
    Driving your volunteers to excellence - leveraging challenge, training and recognition to increase volunteer skills and motivation
  • Vulnerable Populations & Diversity
    Incident Command concerns when responding to large scale incidents with vulnerable populations. Specifically, low frequency, high impact response to long term care, psychiatric care and senior living centers.
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  • Summary
    Chris has been a firefighter and EMT for 28 years and has been in nursing for the past 19 years. He is medically retired from the Army and has spent his post-retirement years volunteering in the fire service and emergency management. No stranger to emergency planning while in the military, Chris' first journey into disaster response was following the Joplin Tornado. Since that time, Chris has deployed to the Moore Oklahoma Tornado and the South Sudan Refugee Crisis of 2012 as a volunteer and medic, and has traveled to the Washington, Illinois Tornado, Baxter Springs Tornado, Wimberly, Texas Flood, Canton Missouri Flood and to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria serving as Planning Section Chief, Safety Officer, Operations Section Chief or Incident Commander in each response for the Team Rubicon Incident Management Team. Starting in 2016, Chris began focusing most of his efforts locally, building an Emergency Management Program, from the ground up, for a County of 8000 people and a City of 2500 people. While the Emergency Management Director, he was appointed as the Fire Chief for a city and rural volunteer departments, replacing a legacy Chief of 50 years. Chris is a father to two, wrangler of 20-60 chickens and a local Scout Leader, teaching wilderness skills, first aid and a host of emergency preparedness skills to the county's youth.
  • Highlights
    Former President of the Missouri Emergency Management Association
    Holder of the Missouri Certified Emergency Management Level II Certification
    Graduate of the 20-2 Cohort of National Emergency Management Advanced Academy
    Retired Army LPN
    Current RN
    Firefighter/Rescue Tech
  • Session Types
    • Keynote
    • Workshop
    • Breakout Session
    • Panel
    • Planning/Meeting Facilitation
    • Master of Ceremonies/Moderator
    • Consulting
  • Cancellation Policy
    Flexible: Full refund up to 3 day prior to event, except fees (travel and service)
  • Price Range
    $500 To $2500
  • Experience
    15 Year(s)
    Events Last Year 0
  • Languages
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