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Lubbock appoints new Director of Emergency Management

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Jay Parchman has been appointed as the new Director of Emergency Management for the City of Lubbock.  

Parchman, previously Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management of Texas Tech University, has been appointed by Mayor Tom Martin to oversee Emergency Management Operations for the City of Lubbock.  Parchman will begin his new duties on November 7, 2011.

As Director of Emergency Management for Lubbock, Parchman will be responsible for implementing and coordinating emergency plans and operations between the City, County and a variety of agencies and organizations.  Emergency Management remains a division of the Lubbock Fire Department.

Fire Chief Mike Kemp said, "Jay Parchman has served the majority of his career in law enforcement.  In his role of Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management of Texas Tech University, Jay has demonstrated a strong role in protecting the students and visitors of Texas Tech University."

Jay has attended the University of Oklahoma, Texas Tech University and Midland College.  He holds a Master Peace Officer certification with the State of Texas and serves as an instructor for the Texas Engineering Extension Service, Urban Search and Rescue Disaster Preparedness and Response Division.  He is also a member of the South Plains All-Hazards Type III Incident Management Team.  His experience includes law enforcement, crime scene investigations, development, implementation and exercising of comprehensive emergency management plans for Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University member institutions, and teaching emergency management courses in Lubbock.

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