New emergency management director

New emergency management director

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Concerned citizen

Des Moines, IA

#1 Jan 29, 2013
Joe miller is new director im sure there was alot better applicants then him. What in the world is this county thinking?
Jerome

Herrin, IL

#2 Jan 30, 2013
Well maybe he will do better at turning on the severe warning sirens. Last night the storm had already passed by the time the alarms were blew. OD Troutman would have been standing there ready to push the button at the first sight of trouble. I want to know BEFORE the storm gets here not when it's bearing down on me and it's too late to find cover.
tWIStER

Carbondale, IL

#3 Jan 30, 2013
I don't want to hear them till it's time to duck and cover. I heard about the storm all day yesterday so I new it was coming. I don't need sirens to tell me that, just when to duck and cover. Cause if they start blowing every time it storms nobody will pay attention. Some places in KY do what you want, and now they mean nothing to the locals because they can look up and see that it is raining.
Problem Solver

Paducah, KY

#4 Jan 30, 2013
Jerome wrote:
Well maybe he will do better at turning on the severe warning sirens. Last night the storm had already passed by the time the alarms were blew. OD Troutman would have been standing there ready to push the button at the first sight of trouble. I want to know BEFORE the storm gets here not when it's bearing down on me and it's too late to find cover.
Why is it always somebody else's responsibility to plan for others? Take responsibility for your and your families own life and safety. I bet you have a tv, watch it for updates. I bet you have a phone, sign up for weather alerts. You need to be responsible for your family, not be dependent upon others.
Oh right

Metropolis, IL

#5 Jan 30, 2013
Jerome wrote:
Well maybe he will do better at turning on the severe warning sirens. Last night the storm had already passed by the time the alarms were blew. OD Troutman would have been standing there ready to push the button at the first sight of trouble. I want to know BEFORE the storm gets here not when it's bearing down on me and it's too late to find cover.
Thats hilarious! I was drinking one night at Shooters and OD was there too. A storm rolled in evidently bad enough to sound the sirens. We all looked around at each other with our mouths hanging open and then we all looked at OD who had the same look on his face. I promise he didn't push the button that night. He was standing in the parking lot at Shooters shrugging his shoulders. Don't get me wrong, I liked OD. He was a character. But safe is not exactly how I felt that night. So, to calm down we all went back inside and had another beer, including OD! True story.
mssc

Marion, IL

#6 Jan 31, 2013
The emergency manager dosnt sound the sirens the dispatcher at the sheriffs office dose
Citizen

Metropolis, IL

#7 Jan 31, 2013
The emergency director calls and tells dispatch to set them off. I think the new man will do just fine. Also, I talked with Larry and he has served 3 years and just ready to do something else. Larry is going to continue to volunteer and spot.
radio man

Hartville, MO

#8 Feb 3, 2013
mssc wrote:
The emergency manager dosnt sound the sirens the dispatcher at the sheriffs office dose
you are only partially correct. the sirens can be set off by the dispatcher at the sheriff's dept or the city police dept. emergency management does not have equipment or capability to turn them on. only the dispatchers.

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