In this episode Daryl talks to Bill Lokey who began his emergency management career in 1977 with the Washington State Department of Emergency Management where his responsibilities included the development of the State Disaster Plan. In 1982 he was appointed Assistant Director for Operations, responsible for Washington State disaster response, search and rescue, hazardous materials planning, communications, and the recovery from the 1980 eruption of Mt. Saint Helens.
In 1999 he joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO). He served as FCO for 24 declared disasters around the United States and its territories, including Hurricane Katrina. With FEMA he worked two weeks after 9/11at Ground Zero in New York.
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