Perry Plummer, Director of the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services and former Dover Fire Chief, is Acting Director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Director Plummer entered the fire service in 1986 as a firefighter for the City of Dover, where he quickly progressed through the department, serving as a Lieutenant, Captain, and Assistant Chief, culminating as Chief of that department.
He was appointed to his current post as Director of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services in May of 2011, overseeing the Fire Academy in Concord, fire training curriculum and certification, and the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. In that role he has been involved as part of the Department of Safety's team, working with HSEM during major disasters and operating the State Emergency Operations Center.
As Acting Director of that Division, Plummer will oversee both the Bureau of Homeland Security, and the Bureau of Emergency Management which coordinates the state's response to major disasters, and also the homeland security function of planning and training for criminal and terrorist attacks. He will also serve as the state's primary contact with the federal Department of Homeland Security and counterpart emergency management agencies in the other 49 states.