By KAROLYN GEPHART
Pearland has a new Emergency Management Coordinator.
Peter Martin was selected as the new coordinator with 27 years of service with the US Coast Guard. Martin will begin his new position on Dec. 18.
During his tenure with the Coast Guard, Martin served various positions including Maritime Search and Rescue Program Director at Coast Guard headquarters, Maritime Law Enforcement Branch Chief in the Thirteenth Coast Guard District, Commander of U. S. Coast Guard Sector Houston – Galveston and served in the Greater Antilles Command Center coordinating search and rescue and maritime law enforcement throughout the eastern Caribbean.
“Peter is committed to working with local residents and City staff as well as our partners at the State and county level to improve readiness for foreseeable emergencies, and expedite response and recovery when emergency situations arise,” Roland Garcia, Assistant Fire Chief Roland Garcia said.
In Pearland, he will be responsible for maintaining the City’s Emergency Management Plan, including all aspects of emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation of natural and man-made emergencies and disasters.
He will work to build coalitions with the City’s emergency and support services, outside agencies and appropriate public and private organizations necessary to develop, implement and respond to security and emergency concerns. The position helps to ensure accountability in emergency preparedness in the City and to recognize the growing scale, criticality and complexity of the work.
Martin holds Dual Bachelor Degrees in Public Justice and Political Science, a Master’s degree in Marine Affairs, a Certificate of Accounting, and a long list of military awards.