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Registration deadline fast approaching for MRPC, HSOC Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training June 3-4

ST. JAMES—Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) and Region I Homeland Security Oversight Committee (HSOC) are sponsoring a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training June 3-4 at #4 Industrial Drive, St. James MO, 65559. Registration deadline is May 19.

The class aims at providing citizens within the community with skills to perform essential lifesaving functions while waiting for the professional responders to arrive following a disaster. Each class is approximately 16 contact hours and is spread over two days – Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. …(more)

MRPC, HSOC sponsoring Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training June 3-4

ST JAMES­(20Apr17)—Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) and Region I Homeland Security Oversight Committee (HSOC) are sponsoring a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training June 3-4 at #4 Industrial Drive, St. James MO, 65559. Seating is limited for the class and priority will be given to individuals or groups within Region I – Crawford, Dent, Laclede, Maries, Phelps and Pulaski counties.

The class aims at providing citizens within the community with skills to perform essential lifesaving functions while waiting for the professional responders…(more)

Morgan recognized for years of service on Homeland Security Oversight Committee

ST. JAMES(1Feb17)—Crocker Mayor James Morgan was honored for his years of service to the Region I Homeland Security Oversight Committee (HSOC) at his final meeting Jan. 26. Morgan served on the HSOC board as the representative for mayors and city officials. He did not seek re-election as mayor and will retire for a second time. When the new Crocker mayor takes office in April. Morgan is a retired educator.

“James Morgan is a strong supporter of regional homeland security efforts,” said Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) Assistant Executive Director Tammy Snodgrass…(more)

Region I Homeland Security Oversight Committee reorganizes
Tabitha Stanfast of Salem continues to serve as Chair

ST JAMES(1Nov16) – The Region I Homeland Security Oversight Committee (HSOC) reorganized its board at its October meeting at the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC).

Tabitha Stanfast, of Salem Memorial District Hospital, continued in the role of HSOC chair for 2016-17, as chairs serve two-year terms. Ron Smith, Chief of Rolla Fire and Rescue, continues as vice chair…(more)

2016 State Homeland Security Program accepting grant applications
Local first response agencies encouraged to apply

ST. JAMES(11Mar16)—The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) will be accepting grant applications for the 2016 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) now through April 15 from eligible applicants in Region I to purchase equipment for first responders. Region Iincludes Crawford, Dent, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Laclede counties, however, the grant program is statewide.

Eligible program applicants are local governments, nongovernmental organizations, quasi-governmental organizations and nonprofit organizations. Applicants must submit their applications online at dpsgrants.dps.mo by 5 p.m. on April 15. Region I has $70,000 in grant funds to award…(more)

Homeland Security Oversight Committee reorganizes board
Stanfast of Salem to serve as chair

ST. JAMES(15Nov17)—The Region I Homeland Security Oversight Committee (HSOC) reorganized its officers and board at its October meeting at the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC).

Tabitha Stanfast, of Salem Memorial District Hospital, assumed the role of HSOC chair for 2015-16, replacing Ron Smith of the Rolla Homeland Security Response Team. The board then nominated and approved Smith to serve as the new vice chair, replacing Stanfast…(more)

HSOC to review grant applications March 19
Grant requests due Feb. 27

ST. JAMES(15Jan29)—The Region I Homeland Security Oversight Committee (HSOC) will review grant applications during a March 19 meeting at Meramec Regional Planning Commission.

The group selected the date for grant review during its Jan. 22 meeting after learning earlier this month that it will have an additional $16,000 …(more)

Region I HSOC prepares for new grant process

ST JAMES(14Aug11)—The Region I Homeland Security Oversight Committee (HSOC) gained more information and insight into the changes in the upcoming grant round for regional homeland security dollars during its July 25 meeting.

This year’s process differs from previous years in that it will be completed online only, and an administrative review at the state level will occur …(more)

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