New official in emergency preparedness post
Cynthia Dick, a former city of Tallahassee fire chief, has been named the new state division director for Emergency Preparedness and Community Support.
She will oversee the the Bureaus of Preparedness and Response, Emergency Medical Oversight, Public Health Pharmacy, Public Health Laboratories and Radiation Control.
Dick brings more than 26 years of experience in emergency preparedness and response services to the job, according to a press statement.
"Cindy is a proven leader in emergency preparedness and incident command," Dr. Celeste Philip, deputy secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Children's Medical Services said in the release.
Dick served as Tallahassee's fire chief from 2005 to 2013, and previously served as a fire battalion captain, fire lieutenant and firefighter.
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