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News Flash • County EM Logistics Section Chief Completes Adv

The Coconino County Administrator's Office and the Office of Emergency Management would like to congratulate Kelsey Nielsen, CCEM, for completing the emergency program at the Naval Postgraduate School Homeland Defense and Security Center on January 19, 2024.

Mr. Nielsen currently holds the position of Program Coordinator/Logistics Section Chief for CCEM, where he has been actively responsible for three major wildfires and over 40 post-wildfire flood events in Coconino County since 2022. We have supported you.

“My experience with the Homeland Defense and Security Center Emergent Program was truly exceptional,” said Nielsen. “This unique opportunity gave me the opportunity to examine the policies, strategies, programs, and organizational elements needed to defeat terrorism. “We were able to consider preparations and responses to terrorism.” Natural disasters. “

Nielsen has been dedicated to emergency management for four years and brings valuable experience to the role. She has effectively overseen the initiation, procurement, distribution, and monitoring of hundreds of resource requests, including personnel, materials, equipment, housing, and food.

“Applying this education to my role with Coconino County Emergency Management will help me address the diverse challenges our region faces, including those posed by severe weather such as wildfires and post-wildfire flooding. I am confident that it will make a significant contribution to the response,” she added.

Throughout the hybrid program, Nielsen collaborated with homeland security officials from across the country on current policy, strategy, and organizational design challenges. NPS-CHDS students represent representatives of the homeland security enterprise, including professionals in the fields of emergency management, education, law enforcement, fire protection, homeland security, public health, and city/county government.

At 18,000 square miles, Coconino County is the second largest county in the continental United States, and is home to a vast and varied natural landscape. The Coconino County Emergency Management Agency employs a dedicated professional staff to coordinate planning and response to emergencies that threaten public health and safety.

Recently, CCEM helped develop Emergency evacuation site map Not only within the county, but also in many municipalities and neighboring areas within the county. emergency call system.

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