University of Missouri Extension Fire and Rescue Training Institute’s (MU FRTI) Emergency Management Specialist, Eric Evans, will be leaving the Institute to take a position as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the University of Missouri Police Department. Specialist Evans’ last day with MU FRTI is Oct. 25, 2013. Eric has been with MU FRTI since 2000, and was instrumental in establishing the Emergency Management component of MU FRTI’s programming. He collaborated with the College of Agriculture’s Extension Community Development Program and the Institute on emergency management and Community Emergency Preparedness initiatives. MU FRTI Director David Hedrick praised Eric as being “a highly motivated individual who served equally the needs of the Institute and the emergency responders of the state. His expertise in Emergency Management and Community Emergency Management Preparedness (CEMP) has been a great resource for Extension.”
Specialist Evans was presented a plaque and certificate of appreciation for his service to Extension and MU FRTI during a luncheon in his honor on Oct. 24, 2013, by Beverly Coberly, Extension Associate Director, Mary Leuci, Assistant Professor of Community Development, and Director Hedrick.
The responsibilities for the MU FRTI Emergency Management Program and joint CEMP will be handled in the interim by MU FRTI’s Emergency Exercise Specialist, Conne Burnham.
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