Perry Plummer was appointed Director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management by Governor Maggie Hassan in July, 2013. He also serves as the State's Homeland Security Advisor with direct connection to the US Department of Homeland Security.
Director Plummer entered the fire service in 1986 as a firefighter for the City of Dover and served as a Lieutenant, Captain, and Assistant Chief, culminating as Chief of that department.
He was appointed as Director of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services in May of 2011, overseeing the Fire Academy, fire training curriculum and certification, and the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
As Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Plummer is responsible for coordinating the state's response to major disasters as well as planning, training and exercises to ensure readiness at the local and state levels of government to ensure the safety and security of NH's citizens. As Homeland Security Advisor he coordinates homeland security activities by working with federal partners, other New Hampshire departments and agencies, local governments, other States and the private sector.