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NASHVILLE ­— A Nash County emergency management official has been elected president of the N.C. Emergency Management Association.

“It’s an honor to be chosen for this position,” said Brent Fisher, assistant director of Nash County Emergency Services’ Emergency Management and Fire-Rescue Division.

The vote was taken Nov. 5 at the association’s fall conference in Wilmington.

As president of the group, Fisher will promote the association’s mission and objectives and act as a representative to other associations and government entities involved in emergency management programs and activities. Also, as chairman of the executive committee, Fisher will convene its meetings.

Fisher has worked for Nash County Emergency Services for 25 years. He began his career as a telecommunicator in the 911 center and advanced through the ranks as deputy fire marshal, deputy emergency management coordinator and to his current position as assistant director.

Nash County Emergency Services Director Brian Brantley said he’s proud of Fisher and knows he will do an outstanding job.

Fisher will serve a one-year term as president and then a one-year term as the past president for the association.

The N.C. Emergency Management Association is the professional organization for emergency managers in the state. The group hosts a spring and fall conference where emergency managers from state, federal and local governments, including counties, tribal, municipalities and towns, college and universities, volunteer agencies, corporate, and students enrolled in a higher education emergency management program, can gather together and learn more about what is happening in the field of emergency management and also build relationships with peers.

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