Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission is the lead RPC for the Region A (Rural) Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee. Pioneer Trails RPC serves as the fiscal agent and the administrator for the Region A Homeland Security Grant program. The Region A RHSOC serves the following counties, Bates, Benton, Carroll, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, & Saline. Missouri’s national award winning statewide Homeland Security Regionalization Frame-work elevates the importance of regional priorities in the states Homeland Security Planning and funding. This particular committee is made up of 16 different disciplines including Emergency Management Directors, Chief of Police, County Sheriffs, Chief of Fire, County Health, Homeland Security Response Teams, Public Works, Mayors/City Administrators, County Commissioners, Private/Public Industries, EMS, 9-1-1, Volunteer, Agriculture, Schools and GIS. The job of these 16 different disciplines is for them to come together as one committee and make decisions on the needs for the region as a whole-not just on a individual agency level. There is a lot of dedication and passion that is put into this group. Region A RHSOC is better prepared today to keep us safe and help the citizenry of Missouri in our every day challenges, but most importantly, in the event of a disaster.
The RHSOC group to date has been able to procure several much needed assets for our region such as GIS software and equipment. The GIS software and equipment will allow the agencies the ability have GIS data at their finger tips whether they are sitting at their desk in their office or out in the middle of nowhere. This particular program gives the necessary resources to communicate with all eight of our counties within our region. It even goes as far as being able to patch in an individual using a cell phone. A few other valuable assets that have been purchased are Salamander badging equipment, cooling units, baby items, multiple hand held P-25 radios, and ACU-1000 MOSWIN upgrades just to name a few. These items were fully funded by the Missouri Office of Homeland Security. We hope that we can continue to make Region A better prepared and equipt in the time of need.
Les Boatright-Vice Chair
Region A RHSOC Meeting
802 S Gordon
9:30 am Room 203
April 24, 2018
For a list of trainings provided by the state please go to http://training.dps.mo.gov or call Pioneer Trails for more details.