GENESEO – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors named Andrew Brodell the county’s new director of crisis management at its assembly last 7 days.
Brodell, 26, replaces former director Brad Austin, who left soon after considerably less than a calendar year on the job. Brodell will get paid a annually income of $75,000.
“My brother was a firefighter early on and then I became a firefighter in college or university,” stated Brodell, who commenced volunteer get the job done with the fireplace company in 2013 and who holds countrywide certifications as a flight and tactical paramedic. “I finished up likely as a result of my education method at Colgate University for a bachelor’s and then obtained my master’s diploma in homeland safety and crisis management.”
Brodell started off in his new role Oct. 18 and stated there could be some changes coming to the department in the near potential.
“I assume there is inevitable growth coming down the pipeline for unexpected emergency management. Primarily in the previous two decades in particular, crisis management has grown in light-weight of federal and condition emergencies that have expected larger scale interventions,” he reported. “At the county amount, there is a lot of place to augment that reaction and we will be looking at that for positive.”
Some of those people alterations could appear in the sort of new technologies, Brodell stated.
“There is often an possibility to increase new technological know-how, specially with applications that we can use countywide to help the fireplace section and EMS businesses and points like that,” he claimed. “I will surely be doing work hand in hand with our EMS director to make guaranteed that the know-how is satisfactory to present both of those fireplace and EMS responses to the county.”
Although Brodell hasn’t labored in the county before, he stated he has household in the area and admits he is a bit nervous about the new posture.
“I labored for Chautauqua County crisis companies. I mainly presented state-of-the-art everyday living aid for patients that necessary it,” he reported. “I began in Madison County in the hearth provider. For me, there is a whole lot of hunting at what individuals do in other sites and bringing that back again to what I do right here.”
Before his range, Brodell was vetted by county officers through a formal recruitment process. A assortment panel created up of staff from county administration, EMS expert services, the board of supervisors, the county’s deputy hearth coordinator and a consultant from the Livingston County Fire Chiefs Affiliation advised his nomination.
Brodell replaces Brad Austin, who took over the place on Jan. 19, 2021. Austin changed Kevin Niedermaier, the county’s first total-time director of emergency management, who retired in December 2020 soon after 25 decades of service.
Austin did not respond to a request for comment from the County News about why he’d remaining the situation following these kinds of a shorter time.
Livingston County Administrator Ian Coyle mentioned Austin “decided to depart the career on his have phrases.”
“It was an amicable separation,” ongoing Coyle. “I feel he went back again to his previous placement in the private sector.” Brodell’s earlier management placement was with the Bemus Level Fireplace Department. All through that time, he was also lively with Chautauqua County Crisis Solutions, where he labored with the county’s complex rescue, haz-mat and distinctive functions groups.