Introducing our newest affiliate:

I’d like to give a warm welcome to our newest affiliate: Camden County, MO CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)!

I had the pleasure of meeting Eric Hoover this evening at the informational meeting for this round of CERT training classes. Eric is at the forefront of CERT activities and training for Camden County and surrounding areas! He is eager to meet more residents who take an interest in being prepared for emergencies and is also a licensed amateur radio operator! When I spoke with Eric and Dan (more about them after training starts!), I let them know about our website, as well as our weekly ARES net. We hope to hear them on the air soon and look forward to working on great partnerships with Camden County, MO CERT and Camden County, MO ARES!

Author: Samantha Henley

I serve as the Deputy Director of the Benton County, MO Emergency Management Agency, as well as the Emergency Coordinator for the BC ARES. I have completed FEMA's IS-100b, IS-120, 200b, IS-230, IS-317, 700a, and 800b. I have also completed the ARRL EC-001 course and Tactical Storm Spotter training. I manage the website ( and Facebook page for the Benton County Emergency Management Agency and for the BC ARES ( and I serve as the net control for the Region A Healthcare monthly net and the BC ARES weekly net (on occasion). I obtained my General Class License (KEØLMY) in October 2017. You can learn more about me at AirSho and QRZ!