New Captain ~ Howell County Disaster Action Team

I’m please to announce that [Volunteer] Judy Roland has accepted the responsibility of DAT Captain for Howell County.  In this role Judy will be responsible for scheduling Disaster Action Team (DAT) on-call rotations, assigning DAT teams, ensuring maintenance of the DAT vehicle, and making sure the vehicle is appropriately stocked.  Judy will also serve as the primary contact for all DAT members with relation to disaster response. 

Judy has shown leadership capabilities through her actions during the response to the May 2009 tornadoes and also as she coordinated canteening efforts during the Willow Springs hazardous materials clean-up in the summer of 2007.  I am delighted that she is willing to assume the responsibilities of DAT Captain.

Please note that this does not mean that I will not be involved with the DAT response.  I will still be here and available for your questions and concerns, and can go on DAT calls when necessary.  Our goal continues to be to provide a compassionate and caring response to individuals and families who have suffered from a disaster in an efficient manner, and Judy’s leadership will help us to continue improving our services. 

Please join with me in congratulating and thanking Judy.

 Jan Rickert
Executive Officer
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
West Plains Office
Tel:  (417)257-0018


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