Scheduled Presenter

Keenan Campbell, Headshots, December 2016

Keenan Campbell, KB9ZDK, IPEM Intro: 

A native of Central Illinois, Keenan Campbell lives and breathes emergency management. Mr. Campbell is currently the Director of Bureau County Emergency Management Agency and the IESMA Region 2 Vice President. His vast background in technology has helped small underfunded Emergency Management Agencies’ build state of the art EMA programs utilizing emerging technologies and private partnerships. Mr. Campbell believes that technology is a necessity during an incident to ensure the development of solid situational awareness and lead to a better common operating picture. Mr. Campbell is the 2017 State of Illinois Emergency Manager of the Year.  Mr. Campbell is a motivational speaker and emergency manager.  For more information please visit: www.kdcampbell.com 

EMA and Amateur Radio

Running a successful Emergency Management Agency realizes on a large cadre of volunteers. During this program Keenan will speak to the importance of volunteers and Amateur Radio during preplanned events, incidents, and day to day operations.  Ham groups are vitally important to all EMA’s and what better way to recruit volunteers than by meeting with the Amateur Radio Clubs.  Keenan is proud to say that all members of the Bureau County EMA Communications Unit are amateur Radio Operators, and all Bureau County EMA assets have dedicated stations with 2M, 70CM, and HF capabilities.