New Emergency Management Coordinator

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Ottumwa Fire Chief Tony Miller said today that a new Emergency Management Coordinator for WapelloCounty has been hired, to replace the former coordinator, Josh Stevens, who moved to Minnesota.

Miller said that 24 year old Nicolas Martini of Florida has accepted the offer in WapelloCounty, and will begin his duties in January. Martini will be coordinating response teams and equipment to handle a variety of natural disasters, should they occur in WapelloCounty. This would include weather hazards and flooding, chemical and/or toxic waste issues, and other natural disaster issues.

Miller said that a selection committee recently finished evaluating some 40 candidates for the position, and offered the job to Martini, who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management.