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019: A Little of Everything (Again)

(Repeat) PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with Jessa Ashton, a volunteer with Madison County EMA. Jessa participates as the coordinator for our CERT team, an adult supervisor of the Cadet’s program, outreach coordinator, and official photographer and graphic designer. Todd and Jessa talk about a variety of topics from CERT and it’s involvement in the community, the Cadets and all of the great things they’ve done, and the PIO outreach efforts.

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018: Wash Your Hands!, An Interview with the Health Department

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with three staff members from the Madison County Health Department. Joining Todd are Stephanie Grimes, Sharon Breckenridge, and Joe Davis. Each staff member represents a different focus area in the Health Department. The group discusses how to handle the difficulties of keeping from getting sick during or after long power outages by knowing what is safe to consume and what it not, how diseases spread so easily when simple necessities like running water and soap aren’t available, and how POD’s (Points of Distribution) work. They even talk about previous experiences in Madison County when the H1N1 pandemic struck and how we as emergency services responded. Oh, and please wash your hands.

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015: Volunteer Appreciation Week

PIO Todd Harmeson and the Executive Director of Madison County EMA, Tom Ecker sit down and discuss the value volunteers bring to an agency like ours. MCEMA is made up of 7 divisions of a total of 110 volunteers. Without the volunteers, the essential functions MCEMA provides to Madison County would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in labor for paid employees. As Tom put it, we are “Unpaid Professionals”

014: 911 Appreciation Week

In recognition of 911 appreciation week, PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with recently appointed 911 director Brent Jensen. Brent has years of experience in public safety both inside and outside of 911 he shares his knowledge with us today as we discuss the many transitions our county has been through recently.

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013: A Little of Everything

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with Jessa Ashton, a volunteer with Madison County EMA. Jessa participates as the coordinator for our CERT team, an adult supervisor of the Cadet’s program, outreach coordinator, and official photographer and graphic designer. Todd and Jessa talk about a variety of topics from CERT and it’s involvement in the community, the Cadets and all of the great things they’ve done, and the PIO outreach efforts.

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012: Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security and LEPC

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with Ian Ewusi, Hazmat Section Chief of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Todd and Ian talk about the cooperations between the county and state in relation to HAZMAT responses, Local Emergency Planning Committee’s (LEPC), Indiana Response Commission, and other related topics. Ian has been with the state for 20 years and certainly is a valuable asset to IDHS and our local emergency responders.

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011: Severe Weather Prep Week

PIO’s Todd Harmeson and Rodney Conner discuss the focus of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. They covered the difference of watch/warning, preparing for severe weather, and how to be more weather aware.

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010: National Weather Service Indianapolis

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with lead forecaster Mike Ryan from the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis. Todd and Mike discuss the importance of safety and awareness, our local StormNet program and it’s importance to the NWS, and how forecasting and storm spotting is much different than what you see on TV out in the plains.

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Photo Credit: The Herald Bulletin

007: United Way of Madison County and COAD

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with Kim Rogers-Hattfield with the United Way of Madison County. Kim is an integral part of the Madison County COAD team. Join us while we discuss how the United Way contributes to the efforts of the COAD team in cooperation with EMA.

006: The EOC Team with Brent Jensen

PIO Todd Harmeson interviews Brent Jenson, the Director of the Madison County EMA EOC Team. Brent is tasked with ensuring that the county Emergency Operations Center is ready for action 24/7/365. Brent is the leader of a team that in an incident, would be the logistics and support portion by utilizing the Incident Command System creating a connection between all responding agencies at local, state, and even federal levels. Join us while Brent walks us through how he maintains the EOC team and EOC to remain at a constant ready-status.

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