Emergency Management

John Gover

Emergency Management Director

220-B Washington St.

Clinton, Missouri, 64735

Cell: 660-492-2729

Office: 660-383-1061

E-Mail: henrycomoemd@gmail.com

Jeanne Beas

Deputy Emergency Management Director

220-B Washington St.

Clinton,  Missouri, 64735

Cell: 660-890-5044

E-Mail: henrycomoedd@gmail.com

Mission Statement

“… To plan and exercise for events and incidents that are natural, technological or human-caused hazards to protect lives, property and infrastructure of Henry County”



The duties outlined below are typical of those performed by the local Emergency Program manager during non-emergency periods:

  • Identify and analyze the effects of hazards that threaten the jurisdiction.
  • Keep the chief executive of the jurisdiction fully informed on emergency management activities.
  • Work closely on a cooperative basis with the departments of local government and community organizations in developing emergency management plans and capabilities.
  • Work with local officials in the development of a hazard mitigation program to eliminate or reduce potential hazards.
  • Inventory manpower and material resources from governmental and private sector sources that would be available in an emergency.
  • Identify resource deficiencies and work with appropriate officials on measures to correct them.
  • Develop an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as a site from which key officials can direct and control operations during an emergency.
  • Develop and maintain emergency communications systems.
  • Establish a system to alert key public officials and warn the public in the event of an emergency.
  • Establish an emergency public information system.
  • Develop continuity of government procedures and systems.
  • Establish and maintain a shelter and reception and care system.
  • Develop a training program for emergency response personnel.
  • Develop a public education program.
  • Develop a test and exercise program.
  • Assist in the establishment of mutual aid or cooperative assistance agreements to provide needed services, equipment, or other resources in the event of an emergency.
  • Coordinate with industry to develop industrial emergency plans and capabilities in support of local government plans.
  • Prepare, submit, and justify the annual emergency management budget.
  • Secure technical and financial assistance available through state and federal programs.

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