In recent years we have experienced 7 Presidential Declarations in Washington County ranging from drought, wildfire, ice storms, and flooding. Washington County Emergency Management has helped the county recover almost $1M in costs for these events (does not include amounts for cities, schools, and individuals).
Additionally, we are directly responsible for almost $1,000,000.00 dollars in grants that help purchase such items as NOAA weather transmitter & radios, safety equipment, fire trucks, light towers, generators, communications equipment and more.
NIMS & ICS training has also been a priority recently with over 200 classroom instructor hours in the past 3 years.
The staff and volunteers of Washington County Emergency Management answer the call for service and have worked extremely hard helping our community respond to, and recover from disasters of every kind. In addition, they have also carried on with regular scheduled events that the organization normally participates in such as Sunfest, OK-Mozart, Relay for Life, Dewey Frontier Days and other community events.
We are proud to have one of the highest trained staff and volunteer teams anywhere. Together we have 8 that have completed the FEMA Professional Development Series and 4 have completed the Advanced Professional Series. Additionally, 16 have completed the Advanced Incident Command System training and 11 more slated to complete training this year. Dedicated individuals working to make their community a better and safer place to live.
Kary D. Cox
401, Washington County Emergency Management