Friday, April 16, 2010
(Monticello) – County Manager David P. Fanslau has announced that Richard A. Martinkovic has been elected President of the County Fire Coordinators Association of New York State. Martinkovic serves as the Commissioner of the Division of Public Safety for Sullivan County, which includes responsibilities for Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Bureau of Fire, Fire Advisory Board, EMS Advisory Board, E911 Communications Center, Probation Department, and liaison to the County District Attorney and County Sheriff.
“Whenever a Sullivan County official is selected to serve in a leadership capacity in a Statewide association, then the interests of Sullivan County are well served, essentially ensuring Sullivan County a voice and seat at the table,” said Fanslau. “Dick has served the County well as Commissioner of Public Safety and as the County Fire Coordinator,” added Fanslau.
“It is imperative that Sullivan County’s voice is heard on matters of Statewide significance, particularly when State funding for firefighter training and other resources may be discussed, and public policy input that affects our firefighters is deliberated,” said Fanslau.
Martinkovic’s term as President of the County Fire Coordinator’s Association commended on April 9, 2010, and he will serve in that capacity for a two year term.