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10.12.2022 County News

New Director of Emergency Management and a New Director of EMS

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Fairfield County Government has named Jennifer McGriff, as the new director of the Emergency Management Department and Daniel Sloan as the new director of the EMS Department.

As Director of Emergency Management Ms. McGriff will be responsible for the County’s 24-hour, 365 day-per-year operation of the County’s Emergency Management Department, which coordinates the County’s response to disasters and houses the Central Dispatch/E-911.

“Ms. McGriff’s experience, confidence and courage qualify her for this critical public safety position,” says County Administrator, Malik Whitaker. “She quietly served as an effective project manager and team leader during a time of transition for our emergency management department. We are thankful for her steady hand during a time of change.”

Ms. McGriff has worked for the County since 2012 where she started as a tele-communicator. She was promoted to Deputy Director in July 2016.

“As a lifelong resident of Fairfield County, I am extremely honored to have been selected to serve as Director of Emergency Management/911,” says McGriff. “Our department is deeply committed to protecting lives through emergency response and I look forward to working with our staff in continuing that mission through hard work and dedication.”

As the Director of EMS, Mr. Sloan will be responsible for operations and activities of the County’s Emergency Medical Services Department and oversees compliance with the laws, regulations and standards of quality and safety of the County’s EMS Department.

“We are pleased to promote Mr. Sloan as our new EMS Director. His leadership and problem solving skills are crucial to the position,” says Whitaker. “He has a long track record of effective leadership. We are preparing for growth in Fairfield County and Mr. Sloan will help make sure EMS is prepared for the challenge.”

Mr. Sloan has worked for Fairfield County since 2010. He started as an EMT – Paramedic Captain and was promoted to Deputy Director/Training Officer in April 2021.

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead this great service into the future,” says Sloan. “I look forward to seeing what we as a team can accomplish in developing the service into one of the most advanced services in the state of South Carolina.”

Jennifer McGriff has worked with Fairfield County Emergency Management/911 for 10 years, including four years as a 911 Telecommunicator and six years as Deputy Director. She is the daughter of Eddie and Janice McGriff and a 2006 graduate of Fairfield Central High School. Ms. McGriff has successfully completed the FEMA Emergency Management Institute’s Professional Development Series, is a certified Emergency Medical Dispatch Instructor, and has obtained Class 4 Officer Certification from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Ms. McGriff holds a B.A. in History from Columbia College and a M.A. in Organizational Management from Ashford University.

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