Division Chief Jay RinggoldDivision Chief Jay Ringgold, a 33-year BCoFD veteran with extensive experience in Emergency Management, has been appointed the County's Director of Emergency Management by Gov. Larry Hogan.

State law requires the Governor, upon the recommendation of a jurisdiction's top elected official, to appoint a local Director of Emergency Management. The gubernatorial appointee oversees all Emergency Management issues and reports to the jurisdiction's top elected official -- in Baltimore County, the County Executive -- regarding these issues.

The Governor confirmed Ringgold's appointment earlier this week. County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced it at yesterday's winter storm exercise, held in the Baltimore County Emergency Operations Center.

Division Chief Ringgold has supervised Emergency Management operations under the supervision of the Fire Chief since February 2018. He has been actively involved in Emergency Management operations since 2006.