Emergency Management News

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jackie Dickerson receives award

Jackie Dickerson, former emergency management director for the City of Altus, received a plague honoring his hard work establishing the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

Jackie Dickerson, seated, received an award for his hard work with
the Local Emergency Planning Committee in Altus.  Presenting
the plaque was (left to right) Jackson County Memorial Hospital
Chief of Operations Jim King, Altus Mayor David Webb,
and LEPC Secretary-Treasurer Phillip Beauchamp.
Not only did his efforts help establish the LEPC, he also played a significant part in its growth as an officer and former chairman. Today the CoA/Jackson County LEPC is one of the most active in the State of Oklahoma.

The LEPC serves a vital function in the community by bringing public safety, business and industry leaders together to plan for responses to disasters and emergencies. The group worked tirelessly, behind the scenes, during the 2010 ice storm to ensure the public was safe and provide emergency generators for vital healthcare functions. Many additional emergency response functions were carried out during that event. 

Dickerson served as the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Emergency Manager, providing essential information to the City and County while coordinating the Hospital’s response.

For more information about the role of the Local Emergency Planning Committee, visit http://www.deq.state.ok.us/lpdnew/saratitleiii/ohmerc.htm.

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