Elizabethton’s Worley begins role in ETSU emergency management

Published 9:04 am Wednesday, July 23, 2014

East Tennessee State University’s first-ever emergency management specialist is a familiar face to Carter Countians.
For more than three years, Elizabethton native Andrew Worley served as the Elizabethton-Carter County Emergency Management Agency’s director, developing and maintaining emergency plans for the county and also conducting training and assessment exercises.
In his groundbreaking role for ETSU, he will have similar responsibilities: training for students, faculty and staff; maintaining responsibility for implementation of drills and exercises; managing emergency preparedness policies in accordance with state and federal agencies; and serving as a liaison with local emergency management agencies.
Worley is certified as a course instructor for Community Emergency Response Teams, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
He is currently completing associate degree programs at Northeast State Community College and at Frederick Community College.
Before working in Carter County, he was contracted by FEMA to assist with long-term disaster recovery efforts.

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