Five years ago, it seemed like a good idea - consolidating
Emergency Services has had to take on additional responsibilities in the past few years. The biggest, in the wake of the war on terror, has been Homeland Security.
"The Emergency Services director acts as the manager for the county," says K.C. Lindner,
Lindner, the county's compliance director, has also been acting director of Emergency Services since Terry Brown was fired in April.
"It's a lot for me to do, compliance and emergency services together," Lindner says. “So they're looking at a possible split which looks like it would afford the citizens the best protection and best services.”
The commission is expected to make a final decision Monday on the separation of agencies.