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January 15, 2013

OTEMS director retained on interim basis

CLAREMORE — Oologah-Talalah Emergency Medical Services (OTEMS) Director Kelly Deal will continue to act as Rogers County’s interim Emergency Management Director, with OTEMS Assistant Director Brandi Pond to serve as assistant director of Emergency Management, as approved Monday in a Memorandum of Understanding between OTEMS and the Board of Rogers County Commissioners.

Deal had previously volunteered to assist the county following last week’s dismissal of longtime Emergency Management Director Bob Anderson. 
Commissioners accepted Deal’s offer (to serve as interim Emergency Management Director) for one week until an agreement — in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding — between OTEMS and Rogers County could be placed on the commissioners’ agenda for formal approval.
As part of the agreement, OTEMS MPH-Assistant Director Brandi Pond would act as assistant director to Rogers County Emergency Management.
“Last week under new business, we appointed Mr. Deal for one week, and now the public has been given notice, so we’ve put this back on (the agenda) to continue this process (of finding a permanent director of Emergency Management),” said  Rogers County District 3 Commissioner Kirt Thacker. “Mr. Deal and Brandi (Pond) will remain in service to the county until such time that the board (of Rogers County Commissioners) selects a permanent qualified Emergency Management Director.”
According to the verbage of the memorandum, the Board of County Commissioners will pay an amount “not to exceed $837 per week for the services of Deal and Pond to act, or on an interim bases as (respective) Emergency Management Director and Assistant Director until the BOCC selects a permanent qualified director.”
Rogers County Director of Human Resources Jennifer Bentley acknowledged that applications for the position were currently being accepted and the job posting would remain up through Tuesday, Jan. 22.
“We’ve been advertising (for the Emergency Management Director position) on our (county) website, in the Tulsa World and also on (social networking website for persons in professional occupations) LinkedIn,” Bentley told commissioners. 

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