St. Francois County Emergency Management
1550 Doubet Rd.
Farmington, Missouri 63640
The St. Francois County Emergency Management Director in collaboration with law enforcement officers, elected officials, and government agencies, is given the task of leading emergency responses during and after disasters have occurred. In planning responses to emergencies to minimize the risk to citizens, will analyze all resources, equipment, and staff that are available to respond to emergency situations. After plans are developed, will organize emergency response training programs, make visits to update community members on emergency plans, and review emergency plans of individual organizations. During a disaster, emergency management director will need to lead the response, prioritize actions, conduct rescue missions, establish shelters, and order evacuations. Afterwards, will assess all damages, apply for state or federal funding for repairs, and revise plans for future disasters.
On Tuesday May 7th 2019 County / City Emergency Management representatives, elected officials and first responders with St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington and Perry counties participated in a Mass Casualty Table Top Exercise at the St. Francois County Emergency Operations Center. The State Emergency Management Agency training division provided the exercise event. This tabletop exercise provided participants with an opportunity to work through a mass casualty scenario in the Response phase. This scenario was aimed at immediate response portion of a transportation-related event that requires input from all Region C-Rural South counties to adequately respond to the incident. It was a great opportunity in collaborating and training with other jurisdictions. Unfortunately, mass casualty events occur and we need to prepare for any such events to see that victims and family members are taken care of properly.