New Saline County Emergency Management Planner

I would like to take a moment and introduce myself.  My name is Wesley Flannell and I am the new Planner for the Saline County Emergency Management Agency as a replacement for Niki Trusty.  I have been involved in the emergency services field since I was 13 years old when I joined the Civil Air Patrol and started training for their air and ground emergency services missions.  I have been active in the Shawnee Composite Squadron based in Herrin, IL for 13 years and am currently serving as the squadron commander.  I attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL and majored in Aeronautics and minored in Aviation Meteorology.  I am licensed in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, and Florida as well as being Nationally Certified as a Emergency Medical Technician.  I am very passionate about search and rescue and hold certifications in ground search and rescue operations, search and rescue incident command, high and low angle rescue, as well as other SAR training.  I have volunteered for the Saline County Emergency Management Agency since 2008, and I look forward to continuing to serve the residents and the community in Saline County.

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