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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
Local Government Support Branch Director - Kathy Dayhoff-Dwyer - Phone - 317-409-5759
Northern HAZMAT Specialist - Larry Hamby - 317-233-0195
Central HAZMAT Specialist - Stan Capobianco - 317-233-0195
Central EMS District Manager - Robin Stump - 317-233-6545
Northeast EMS District Manager - Don Watson - 317-670-3180
Northwest EMS District Manager - Steve Gressmire
Southeast EMS District Manager - Jason Smith - 317-233-6545
Southwest EMS District Manager - Elizabeth Westfall