Worcester Names New Emergency Management Planner

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WCES Emergency Management Planner Laraine Buck (photo courtesy of Worcester County Government)

The Worcester County Commissioners this week named Laraine Buck as the new emergency management planner at Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES).

Buck, who joined WCES last May, will take the lead in planning, developing, and maintaining the Worcester County Emergency Operations Plan, Hazard Mitigation Plan, and other emergency management and Homeland Security related plans, policies, procedures, guidelines, and documents. She will also oversee emergency instructional materials and public programs, including Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).

According to a County press release:

Buck brings 17 years of experience in emergency services to this position. Prior to joining Worcester County Government (WCG), she served as deputy director, emergency management safety coordinator, and risk manager within Wicomico County Emergency Services. She was a member of the Salisbury Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter and a fire police officer, while serving as a member of the Board of Trustees and secretary for Station 1 with the Salisbury Fire Department and Station 9 with the Mardela Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

Buck earned her Maryland Professional Emergency Management Program certification, along with numerous key program certifications through both the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System.

Buck and her husband, Robert, have been married for 24 years and have three children who share Buck’s love of public service: Andrew, an Army Ranger, Lindsey, an aerospace engineer with NASA, and Douglas, an Eagle Scout and firefighter.

Visit the Worcester County website for more information.