Amherst County has announced Jarred K. Scott has been promoted deputy director of public safety effective July 1.

Scott has worked in Amherst County's public safety department since 2013 and has more than 16 years as a volunteer EMT and firefighter with previous experience in neighboring localities, according to the county.

A 2007 graduate the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Scott holds National Registry and Virginia certification as a paramedic. He became one of the area's first Advanced Practice Paramedics in the Blue Ridge Emergency Services region and in 2015 was promoted to the rank of emergency medical services captain.

His duties will include and are not limited to emergency services and fire operation along with personnel, administrative and other duties as assigned to include fire inspection and fire investigation, the county said in a news release.

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