Terry Delfrate, a volunteer in Pontotoc County’s Emergency Management Agency, told county commissioners Monday that Devon Energy Corp. has resources available free of charge to counties throughout the state.
Delfrate, who attended a two-day workshop Oct. 11 and 12 in Oklahoma City, said Devon offers services free of charge to employees, local governments, fire services and emergency management. Included are 53 incident management teams that will work with a unified command in an emergency, an Emergency Operations Center and alternate work locations for up to 350 people with the ability to utilize 350 laptop computers, an E-plan web-based application, ImpactWeather to show the impact of incoming weather, NCR Event Watch (an up-to-the-minute satellite watch on events) and a stockpile of laptops, cell phones and other communications equipment.
Devon, he said, will form private partnerships with other entities to help provide support and training, and they will also work hand in hand with local emergency response teams, local law enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service and the FBI.
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