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Posted on: May 24, 2023

County Deputy Director of Emergency Management Earns Robert D. McEvoy Local Government Service Award

Will Gall

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y., May 24, 2023 — Will Gall, the Deputy Director of Emergency Management and Deputy Fire Coordinator for Livingston County, has been honored by the State Academy for Public Administration with the Robert D. McEvoy Local Government Service Award. This accolade recognizes Gall's outstanding contributions to public safety and emergency response in the county.

Gall began his career in public service when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2002. There he served two tours of duty in Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Since joining the Mount Morris Fire Department in 2006 as a volunteer firefighter, Gall has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to duty. He has spent thousands of hours responding to emergency calls, while pursuing continuous education through coursework at Corning Community College and Monroe Community College, and specialized classes at the New York Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Office of Fire Prevention and Control. Gall’s dedication also led him to become an Emergency Medical Technician with the Mount Morris Ambulance Service and a valuable member of the Livingston County Hazardous Materials Response Team.

In 2015, Gall’s emergency management skills earned him a position as a Livingston County State Fire Instructor with the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control. He has since conducted numerous fire training classes, empowering fellow firefighters across various communities.

"As the Deputy Director of Emergency Management and Deputy Fire Coordinator, Will has been instrumental in developing specialty rescue skills, which have greatly enhanced the County's emergency response capabilities," said Office of Emergency Management Director Andrew Brodell. "He has also played a vital role in developing comprehensive emergency management plans, arson control plans, and hazardous materials response plans. Whether Will is up at 3 a.m. answering questions for a homeowner after a structure fire during an investigation or out assessing a gas leak in a home with the fire department, he is among the most dedicated in this community to public safety and emergency response. He is an irreplaceable member of our team and is extremely deserving of this award.”

Livingston County proudly acknowledges Gall's exemplary achievements and congratulates him on receiving the Robert D. McEvoy Local Government Service Award.

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About Livingston County:

Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.  

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