St. Mary’s County Government (SMCG) has announced a strategic reorganization of the Department of Emergency Services, to include key leadership changes. “The Department of Emergency Services has seen tremendous growth in the past year,” said David Weiskopf, Interim County Administrator at SMCG. “The expansion of this department to include career emergency medical service (EMS) providers, as well as the opening of the new animal shelter provided the opportunity to reassess our existing structure, processes, and outcomes. This reorganization will position our team for further success, as we continue to prioritize the needs of our residents and the delivery of high-quality emergency preparedness and response services.” The restructure includes the creation of an additional Deputy Director position for the Department, in order to improve the distribution of leadership responsibilities and to better support the recent expansion of Emergency Services. Effective January 10, 2023, Kiersten Shea and Gerald Gardiner have been named as Deputy Directors for the Department. Both Shea and Gardiner have worked in the St. Mary’s County Government, Department of Emergency Services since 2009. During her tenure, Shea has served as a Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor, an Accreditation Manager, and as the acting Chief for the Division of Emergency Medical […]
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