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What is Emergency Management

Emergency Management is the organization and management of the resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies (preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery.) The aim is to reduce the harmful effects of all hazards, including disasters.

The World Health Organization defines an emergency as the state in which normal procedures are interrupted, and immediate measures (management) need to be taken to prevent it from becoming a disaster, which is even harder to recover from.

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Emergency Management Director

Dan King has been in public service for over two decades. After receiving his Paramedic certification Dan worked with several Emergency Medical Service agencies is Southeast Missouri. Dan has also been an Emergency Services instructor at many area educational institutions. He received his Hazmat Specialist Certification for casualty care from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg Maryland. In the last few years Dan has focused on Emergency Management and Communications and has several certifications in both.

Dan King, EMD Scott City MO

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