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Yankton County Departments/Services Staff Paul Scherschligt, Director of Emergency Management - 7EM1 Erin Hacecky, Deputy Emergency Manager/ EOC Facilities Coordinator - 7EM2 Bryant Jackson, Yankton County Search & Rescue Cheri Hoffman, Deputy Emergency Manager/ Public Information Officer - 7EM5 Robert Taylor, Deputy Emergency Manager/ Rescue Liaison - 7EM3 Severe weather safety means having a family plan and the supplies necessary to stay safe in the event of severe weather. Being prepared ahead of time is the only effective way to ensure your safety and your family’s safety in the event of severe weather. Storm Sirens The communities in Yankton County have two (2) different types of siren tones. The first is a steady tone for three (3) minutes. This is to inform you to go inside and get more information on why they are sounding. This sound NOT be confused with the slow wavering tone used to alert the Volunteer Fire Departments of an emergency call. The City of Yankton has six (6) outdoor warning sirens. The towns of Gayville, Volin, Irene, Lesterville, Mission Hill and Utica each have outdoor warning sirens. While the Communities of Yankton County own and maintain the Outdoor Warning Siren system, Yankton County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Yankton Dispatch Center, are responsible for activating the siren system should it be needed in case of a storm. While Outdoor Warning Siren is an important tool in public warning, they are not a substitute for personal preparedness. Weather radios, weather apps, and local media are also an important tool to receive the alert. Outdoor Warning Sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of the Month at 12pm Office of Emergency Medical Services Phone: (605)668-9033 Fax: (605)668-0585 Address: 805 Capitol Street, Yankton SD 57078 The Emergency Medical Services Office is located in the EMS building at 805 Capitol Street. Yankton County Emergency Medical Services (YCEMS) is dedicated and proud to serve the residence and visitors to Yankton County. YCEMS a paramedic level, advanced life support, ambulance with one on duty crew and one back up crew; which are both staffed with at least one paramedic 24 hours a day. YCEMS provides emergency (911) ambulance service to all the 14vYANKTON COUNTY GUIDE 2019 communities within Yankton County; including South Yankton. We also provide ALS intercepts for surrounding communities and non-emergency interfaculty transfers. Our staff is made up of dedicated paid volunteers and full time staff members. YCEMS is assisted by Emergency Medical First Responders from Gayville, Lesterville Fire and Rescue, Volin, Irene, Lake Area First Responders & Yankton County Search and Rescue; which provide valuable medical assessment and treatment prior to the ambulance arrival. YCEMS also provide a number of EMS/Ambulance Public Relation Standbys and education; such as, CPR, First Aid, First Responder, & EMT Courses. EMS Staff Steve Hawkins, Department Head (605) 668-9033 Brenda, Billing Clerk
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