Starke County Commissioners Approve Communications Policy

The Starke County Commissioners reviewed a proposed communications policy to add to the county’s Emergency Management Plan.

Starke County EMA Director J. Nier and Matthew Noonan presented the 30+ page packet for review by the commissioners in early June that outlines an effective use of communication resources during planned events, emergencies and disasters. 

The policy gives a protocol of how communications is to work in any situation and includes the different types of devices that are used by emergency personnel.  It spells out mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, organization and assignment of responsibilities. 

The commissioners commended both Nier and Noonan for their extensive work in putting together the plan.  They unanimously approved the plan as presented.