Worcester Names New Director of Emergency Services

Worcester County recently announced that Billy Birch, a former NASA official, will replace Fred Webster, who is retiring in December, as Director of Emergency Services.

According to Delmarva Now:

Birch joined the the county’s Emergency Services team on Sept. 24, and brings 25 years of experience in law enforcement, emergency management and disaster response to Worcester County Government.

“Emergencies do not fall into one neat package, and do not happen when we would like to plan them to occur,” Birch said. “My goal is to continue to strengthen our Worcester County Emergency Services Department by building even stronger relationships with all of our county, state, and federal first responder team partners.

“These relationships are vital to our county’s success and need to be built prior to a large-scale event.”

Fred Webster, Secretary of the MACo Emergency Manager’s affiliate, announced his retirement earlier this year. He has served as the Director of Emergency Services in Worcester County since 2013.

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