Ray Sallee named  Adair County 911/EMS director

Adair County Emergency Manager Dianna Yell and new Adair County 911’EMS Director Ray Sallee look over plans for the new office that will be in the Cherokee Nation building behind the Adair County Courthouse. Renee Fite | Democrat Journal

Ray Sallee has been with Adair County 911 as the director for the last three weeks and it very happy to have been selected for the position. 

He has been in EMS since 1992 and served as the director of Westville EMS for a decade. For 12 years he’s been an EMS instructor at Indian Capital Technology Center in Stilwell.

“My goal is to help bring together all of the individual dispatch centers and to form a consolidated 911 center to better serve all of our EMS, fire and police department needs in Adair County,” said Sallee. 

One priority is to help citizens realize the necessity of using and clearly posting 911 addresses.

“When you are dealing with 911 emergencies it is essential that not only all emergency responders can find your home, but that the address is properly displayed, as time is of the essence,” said Sallee. 

Team work is invaluable.

“I will be working hand in hand with Tina [Longshore] out of the 911 office and Dianna Yell, the emergency manager,  as well as the 911 board as we consolidate the dispatch in our county to meet all of our emergency services needs,” he said. 

Family is important to Sallee. He has three grown daughters that have families of their own. 

“Myself and my wife April, as well as my 9 year old son, Hunter, live in Baron. I enjoy going and watching Hunter play his football and baseball games,” he said.

He is a member of Impact Church in Westville and Mid County Fire Department where he serves as training officer.

“I look forward to serving all the citizens of Adair County,” Sallee said. 

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