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Steuben County legislature appoints new director to oversee both 911 and emergency services departments

Tim Marshall has been appointed by the Steuben County legislature as the county’s first director of public safety.

Marshall has experience in the Emergency Services program for Steuben County, handling disaster scenes locally, aiding with relief efforts after 9/11 and leading the local response to the pandemic.

Marshall will now over the emergency services as well as the 911 departments.

It was Marshall’s overall handling of the pandemic that caught the attention of the county legislature.

The idea is that one person leading all emergency efforts would be more efficient.

Marshall has been working within the emergency services sector since 1997 and has experience in both fire fighting and emergency management.

He said that while the 911 and emergency services department will remain separate, they’ll be under the supervision of one administrator.

Marshall’s plan is to settle into his new role and focus on better communication through all emergency service responders like police, fire and EMS.