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Jeff Emmons

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Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management hires new director

Jeff Emmons moved to Yakima from the Philadelphia area.  He has spent his whole career in emergency services starting as a volunteer firefighter and became a nationally registered paramedic working in a busy urban city.  Seven years ago, he started his emergency management career at Chester County, Pennsylvania.  Since then Jeff has completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration, received his Master Exercise Practitioner, and became a Certified Emergency Manager.  He has spent the past two years serving as the chief of the county-wide hazardous materials team for Chester County.  In his free time Jeff enjoys building furniture and spoiling his dog.  Grateful for the opportunity to serve as the new Director; Jeff looks forward to bringing his combination of field response and county emergency management experience to evolve the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management capabilities both in ongoing planning efforts and responding to major incidents.

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