Nick Jones – Emergency Management
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.