Sheridan County’s Commissioners have accepted a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant through the State Homeland Security Program.
During an appearance on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Sheridan County Commissioners Lonnie Wright and Tom Ringley said the funds will be used to purchase an emergency generator for the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall to be utilized in the event of a county-wide emergency.
Commissioner T. Ringley
Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator Jesse Ludikuize made recommendations to the board of commissioners in December of last year, prompting a revision of the County Emergency Operations Plan.
As well as strengthening and outlining various locations to be used as shelters in Sheridan County’s communities, Ludikuize said the revised plan broke down the base plan so each emergency agency has specific defined roles and outlined tasks in case of large-scale emergency.