Skagit County hires EMS, DEM directors

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  • Published: 09/19/2017 10:51 PM

The Board of Skagit County Commissioners announced Tuesday new directors for Emergency Medical Services and the Department of Emergency Management. Jeffery Sargent will lead EMS starting Monday, and Douglas ten Hoopen will start at DEM on Oct. 2. Sargent is coming to Skagit County from the Mountain Vista Fire Department in Tucson, where he served as director, according to a news release from the county. He has management experience in both EMS and in fire agencies. According to the release, ten Hoopen has 30 years experience in the intelligence, diplomatic and emergency services fields, most recently as a diplomat and attaché in Madrid.


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