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2011-01-24ST. JOSEPH, MO | By: Wayman
Karla Long is the director of emergency services for the midland empire chapter of the Red Cross based in St. Joseph. She has now become just the third person in the United Staets to achieve the national certification as a disaster services professional with the Red Cross. As part of her work Long had to study disaster management, readiness strategies, capacity development, and other areas. Long has been with the American Red Cross since 1993 and has spent a decade training others as coordinator of the show-me state disaster institute.