by Tim Church
BRANSON, Mo. – A longtime Communications Manager for the Taney County Ambulance District Paramedics retires after 24 years of service.
In December 1992, Kent Vanderpool was hired by TCAD to establish and operate the Emergency Communications Center. Since that time Vanderpool has put in countless hours ensuring the citizens and visitors of Taney County have the best possible emergency communications available, according to a news release.
Beyond his duties as Communications Manager, Vanderpool has also been a member of the Missouri Disaster Medical Assistance Team and served on the Taney County 911 Board.
Vanderpool says he plans to enjoy retirement by spending time on his family farm in Taney County with his wife Lori.
Chief Darryl Coontz has announced Amanda Tudor is replacing Vanderpool in the position of Communications Manager. Tudor has worked in the Emergency Communications Center for TCAD Paramedics since 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri.