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Public Information Officer
Responsible for effective public information program for the county. Develops press releases and other material for the media. Acts as the County’s official spokesperson with the media and maintains the county website. Requires some experience in journalism, public relations, or related fields. Salary $15/hr. MUST reside in Comanche County or be willing to relocate. Job description available at the Comanche County Commissioners, 315 SW 5th St, Room 303, 3rd Floor, Lawton, Okla. 73501 and online www.comanchecounty.us No phone calls. Deadline January 29, by 3:00. Comanche County is an EOE.
RUN DATE: January 18 and 25th
Man’s best friend is welcome when disaster strikes, the Comanche County commissioners decided Monday morning.
The commissioners decided to approve a memorandum of understanding between Comanche County and Paws with Love during the regular weekly meeting at the Comanche County Courthouse. Paws with Love is a nonprofit organization that brings trained therapy dogs to people who have experienced traumatic events like natural disasters. A therapy dog is chosen for its friendly nature and trained to be obedient and well-behaved around people in all sorts of situations.
Comanche County Emergency Management Director Chloe Lewis told the commissioners that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has used therapy dogs to help people cope emotionally during high-profile disasters like Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast a few years ago.
“They are very calming to people,” Lewis said of therapy dogs.
However, she said therapy dogs were not able to enter all places during last year’s Moore tornadoes, because the city did not have a memorandum of understanding with the relevant organizations.
The agreement costs the county nothing, just explicitly states officials can allow therapy dogs and handlers from Paws with Love into disaster areas and shelters.
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