Jacksonville: Mayor Curry Appoints New Emergency Preparedness Chief
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~ Mayor Lenny Curry has appointed Andre Ayoub as the new Chief of the City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division. Ayoub brings 27 years of experience in law enforcement, including his previous role as Chief of Special Events Division for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

"Public safety is a top priority and being prepared for an emergency plays a big part in keeping our city safe," said Mayor Curry. "Andre is an excellent leader and tireless public servant. I have complete confidence in his management and expertise during an emergency and am looking forward to working together to keep Jacksonville Jax Ready."

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As Chief of the Emergency Preparedness Division, Ayoub will be responsible for overseeing the preparation, prevention, response, recovery, and mitigation in an all-hazards environment. This includes responding to apartment fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, gas leaks, hazardous material spills, building collapses, and flooding. He will also oversee the Emergency Operations Center in Downtown Jacksonville which serves as the coordination point of protective and response agencies during disasters or emergencies.

The Emergency Operations Center is also responsible for providing disaster and emergency information to the public as well as any protective actions taken by government officials to protect life and property.

Mayor Curry expressed his confidence in Ayoub's ability to lead the Emergency Preparedness Division saying "I have complete confidence in his management and expertise during an emergency."

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