Introducing Our New Site!

Hello, everyone!

My name is Sam Henley and I’ll be the public voice of the Warsaw Firefighters Benevolence Fund here on our new website!

Let me tell you a little bit about the WFBF and then we’ll hop right into a “tour” of the new site!

The Warsaw Firefighters Benevolence Fund was established by active volunteer firefighters for the Warsaw Fire Protection District who became aware that one of their own (Firefighter 137, Cady Robinson) developed severe health problems. Her treatment (without going into too much detail for HIPPA reasons) is going to cost a lot and this wonderful crew wanted to pull together to help her! (Amazing, right? This is why I love working with them!)

The WFBF is overseen by a board whose members include Dave Bruns, John Powell, Bill Simmons, Glenn Spencer, and myself. The board fulfills several jobs, including but not limited to: choosing the first responders who will receive assistance, generating and implementing ideas to raise money for the fund, seeking sponsors, organizing and holding events, and keeping the community engaged and informed of our efforts and progress!

Now on to the site “tour”, without further ado! First, we have our Home page which is where we outline the purpose and mission statement for the WFBF. Next comes the Events page where we list upcoming appearances and events. After that is the Photos page where you can find photos taken of and by the members of the WFBF at different events and while doing things to benefit the group. Following that is the Raffles page where we list upcoming raffles, drawings, silent auctions, etc. and the prize pools for each. Subsequently, the Sponsors page lists all of the individuals and businesses (those who wish to be named) who have donated items, money, given us a place to put the canisters, or contributed in some way to support the WFBF and our first responders. Our immense gratitude to these sponsors can never be put into words! Finally, we have our Blog feed where we will keep you updated on our progress, upcoming events, and any other information we need to release. We would love to have you subscribe to the blog so you can receive an email when it is updated!

We will be adding more pages as the need arises!

Above all, we want to thank the community for embracing our efforts to help first responders in need! Without you, all of this would not be possible!

Stay tuned for more information on how YOU can help!

Published by Sam Henley

Hi! My name is Sam! I serve as the Deputy Director of the Benton County, MO Emergency Management. I maintain the BC MO EM FB Page: @bcmoem and website: https://bcmoem.com/. I am the callsign trustee for the BC MO EM. Our callsign is WB0EM. I was appointed the Emergency Coordinator for our local Benton County, MO ARES (Missouri, U.S.A.) on October 31, 2017. I earned my general class amateur radio license (KE0LMY) on October 14, 2017. I run the BC ARES net every few Sunday nights (alternating with other group members) at 7 PM CST on 146.925 (–) PL 107.2. I maintain the Benton County, MO ARES Facebook page: @bentoncountyares and website: http://www.bentoncountyares.org/. I am the president of D.A.R.K. Dam Amateur Radio Klub (KE0TGG), a special events club which supports the BC ARES. You can find more information about D.A.R.K. at damark.org or on the Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/damark/ I volunteer as the Public Information Officer for the Warsaw Fire Protection District, maintaining their Facebook page @wfpd65355 and their website wfpd65355.com, updating both with current information regularly. I also manage the Warsaw Christian Church website warsawchristian.church, updating it weekly with a blog from Pastor Richard Bowman, as well as his sermon. I completed Community Emergency Response Team training with the Camden County, MO CERT and the Benton County, MO CERT and became a team member on March 26, 2018. I volunteer as the Benton County, MO CERT's Public Information Officer. I manage the BC MO CERT FB group, FB page @bcmocert and webpage. I volunteer as Camden County, MO CERT's Social Media Manager and manage their website www.ccmocert.com and Facebook page @CamdenMOCERT. I am one of the certified G428 certified CERT trainers for Benton County, MO. I serve as the Net Control Manager for the Region A Healthcare Net. This is a net which tests the amateur radio backup communications system for healthcare facilities in MO Region A once per month. I have completed both online and in-seat SKYWARN training, as well as Radar Fundamentals and I am Spotter #4 for the Lake Area Storm Spotters. I hold the following FEMA certifications: IS 029, IS 042, IS 100b, IS 101c, IS 102c, IS 120a, IS 130a, IS 139a, G191, IS 200b, IS 201, IS 230d, IS 235c, IS240b, IS241b, IS242b, IS244b, IS 247a, IS 248, IS 288a, G 251, G 300, IS 315, IS 317, PER 334, PER 343, G 400, IS 700a, IS 775, and IS 800c, IS 907, IS 2200, G 2300. I have completed the ARRL EC-001, EC-016, and PR-101 courses and completed CPR/AED/First Aid training for adults/children/infants on March 3, 2018. I have also completed L146 HSEEP training, MO126 WebEOC training, MO127 WebEOC Train the Trainer training, Damage Assessment training, MO146 Emergency Management Director's Academy, and most recently G449 Incident Command System Train the Trainer through MO SEMA. You can find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sammhenley on twitter @ke0lmy and at AirSho as http://www.airsho.com/united-states/edwards/ham-radio-amateur/ke0lmy-samantha-henley

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