Deputy Chief Glenn Polk named Spalding EMA director

Glenn Polk

STAFF REPORT :::

Spalding County Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Polk has been named director of the Spalding County Emergency Management Agency.

According to a press release, Polk’s appointment as deputy was on May 2, approved by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Office of Homeland Security.

In that position, Polk will be responsible for performing technical and specialized functions associated with organizing and coordinating operations, communications, technology support and planning and response aspects of the emergency management program.

He will also be responsible for coordinating the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and other volunteer programs.

Polk will be responsible for planning, organizing and deploying local emergency management activities, coordination of emergency management programs and activities related to response and recovery from natural or man-made disasters or emergencies affecting lives and citizens’ property.

He will also coordinate the continued development and implementation of the Disaster Preparedness Training Program for employees and volunteers.

Polk’s career began in 1988 as a volunteer firefighter. He has been a Spalding County firefighter since 1991.

Since that time, he has worked his way up the ranks. He was appointed as EMA deputy director in 2010 and was promoted to SCFD deputy chief in 2013.

Polk worked closely with retired Spalding County Fire Chief Kenny West in the development and implementation of the Spalding County Emergency Management program and is well-versed in the commitment the director’s position requires.

Polk resides in Griffin with his wife, Mary, and their three children, Coby, Laney and Cade.

For additional information please contact the Spalding County Fire Department at 770.228.2129.

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