Monmouth Fire Chief Casey Rexroat Shares Identified Areas in Improving Timely Services During Weather Events

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The Monmouth Fire Department, Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Health Department, Highway Department, Transportation, ESDA, and the Roseville Fire Protection District held a tabletop exercise on the county’s response to a winter storm, which happened to take place following the storm that hit in early January, allowing the first-responders to address any concerns and identify ways to improve services, reports Monmouth Fire Chief Casey Rexroat:

“One of the big things was communication. We have a lot of different ways or avenues to communicate with the public and provide information during a storm, but we maybe need to get alittle more organized when we are doing that. We have Facebook, there are also emails to City of County staff, and there is also a reverse 911 system. Those services work very well and it is a good way to get information out, but during the storm, just for instance I was putting out information from the Emergency Management and the Sheriff’s Department was putting out information from the Sheriff and we thought it would be better to come up with one message for all instead of each of us doing our own thing. In a lot of these situations, it does come down to communication.”

Meanwhile, Captain Gary Carson is celebrating 11 years with the Monmouth Fire Department and Assistant Chief Craig Cozadd has been with the department for 19 years.

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