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District Coordinators are the first line of defense in the event of an emergency. They work with local Emergency Management and Local Emergency Planning Committee directors during disasters doing damage assessments and helping local authorities file paperwork for federal disaster assistance.
In addition to these duties, the coordinators conduct more than 4,730 routine staff visits over the course of a year. District coordinators act as a liaison between the counties and the state. They help counties with exercises and give the counties any technical assistance they may require.
District coordinators are provided with laptop computers and trained to use the global positioning system. Coordinators can send damage photos, map locations and a narrative statement directly to the state's EOC from their cars.
As of 2005, there were 85 counties and 4 cities within the state of Indiana eligible for emergency management assistance (EMA). EMA provides federal monies to local jurisdictions when requirements are met.
District 1 - Angela Cloutier - Phone- 317-519-6721
District 2 - Dave McGuire - Phone- 317-517-4082
District 3 - Richard Dolsen - Phone - 317-753-3723
District 4 - Sharon Gerlach - Phone - 317-695-1540
District 5 - Ben Esterline - Phone - 317-694-1510
District 6 - Rob Puckett - Phone - 317-605-2212
District 7 - Jerry Sears - Phone - 317-695-3557
District 8 - Shannan Hinton - Phone - 317-605-6377
District 9 - Doug Cooke - Phone - 317-605-2804
District 10 - Terry Hight - Phone - 317-694-8828
The following team members will be covering the following counties and responsibilities temporarily.
North Team Leader - Tom Sherron - 317-517-2846
South Team Leader - Kathy Dayhoff-Dwyer - Phone - 317-409-5759
Steve Gressmire - North EMS Field Coordinator
Jason Smith - South EMS Field Coordinator - 317-233-6545
HAZMAT Programs Section Chief - Laura Dresen - 317-234-6510
Northern HAZMAT Specialist - Larry Hamby - 317-233-0195
Southern HAZMAT Specialist - Tim Thomas - 317-233-0195
District Programs Section Chief - John Grant - 317-234-5424
North District Programs Specialist - Don Watson - 317-670-3180
South District Programs Specialist - Jason Smith - 317-233-6545
EMS Services District Manager - Robin Stump - 317-233-6545
HAZMAT Specialist - Stan Capobianco - 317-233-0195