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LaGrange, Noble, and Hancock Counties receive funds for new emergency preparedness staff

New state and federal grant funds to three Indiana counties are being put to use for skilled and experienced emergency preparedness staff. Jessica Price has been hired with Vantage Point Consulting as a new Emergency Preparedness Specialist and Joel Heavner, a ten-year veteran with VPC will be taking on additional responsibilities within the county health department contractor program.

Jessica comes to VPC with an extensive emergency preparedness background and has worked directly with the health departments in Indiana District 3 (Fort Wayne area) for eleven years. Jessica will provide support to both LaGrange and Noble counties in northern Indiana.

Joel will provide support for Hancock County in central Indiana. Joel has been with VPC for over ten years and is also a full-time firefighter. Joel has assisted dozens of healthcare partners, health departments, and other responders in his tenure with VPC. 

“VPC is excited to bring this new service to county health departments to enhance existing plans and develop future plans while creating a higher level of preparedness,” said Troy Jester, President of Vantage Point Consulting.

VPC provides this new staffing to counties at a lower cost than hiring in-house personnel and assists with training and exercises for first responders, plan review and development, and coordination with other local, state, and federal agencies. 

Each contractor serves as a single point-of-contact for all emergency preparedness issues in their respective county and is highly skilled in emergency preparedness.

For more information about this program contact VPC today.

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