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PRESS RELEASE January 28, 2020Contact: Connie Conway(631) 702-1743
The Southampton Town Board has appointed Ryan Murphy as Town Code Compliance and Emergency Management Administrator. He will oversee Code Enforcement, the Fire Marshal’s office and the office of Animal Control.
Since 2010, Mr. Murphy served as the Community Emergency Evacuation Coordinator for Suffolk County Fire Rescue (FRES). He most recently worked on disaster planning and sheltering placement for Suffolk County. He was the Logistics Section Chief for Suffolk County during Hurricane Sandy, a Type 1 disaster.
“We are fortunate to find someone so clearly qualified to head up our Public Safety Division,” said Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman. “We know he will be a tremendous asset to the Town in emergencies and with code enforcement.”
Mr. Murphy has 20 years’ experience as a firefighter and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners with the Patchogue Fire Department. He worked for more than 12 years as a Building Department Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Patchogue.
Mr. Murphy is also a certified teacher and has taught U.S. History, Economics, Civics, Sociology and Spanish in the Brentwood and Patchogue School Districts. Mr. Murphy has numerous professional certifications in the Emergency Management and Public Safety fields and holds a Master’s Degree from Stony Brook University. Mr. Murphy will earn an annual salary of $105,000.00 and will start work on February 10, 2020.