Scott Chandler, serves as a part-time 9-1-1 Consultant for
the Eastern Shore of Virginia 9-1-1 Commission. He began his public safety
career in 1970 as a volunteer firefighter and rescue squadsman. His interest
in public safety communications led to his serving as Chair of the
Accomack-Northampton Firemenís Associationís Communications Committee
and managing the areaís fire-rescue communications system in the 1980ís
and to the development and early management of the Eastern Shoreís
9-1-1 Center in 1991. Scott joined APCO in 1993, represented the Chapter on
the State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board from 1997 to 2003, and
served as acting Chapter President for 2003-2004 and as Chapter President
for 2004-2005. Additionally, he has served as the Chapterís webmaster and
listserv administrator since 2003 and has served on several Chapter committees.
He is a life member of both the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad and the Onancock
Volunteer Fire Department. He served as a member of the Tidewater EMS Council
for 25 years, and is a past president of the Eastern Shore EMS Council.
He has been a member of the Eastern Shore Hazardous Materials Response Team
since 1992, in addition to serving as hazardous materials coordinator for
Accomack County from 1985 to 2013. Scott is employed full-time as Administrative
Manager for the Virginia Department of Health, Eastern Shore Health District,
and is currently in his 38th year of state service. He also owns and operates
the Roseland Theatre, a single-screen motion picture theatre in Onancock.
He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Management. He and his wife,
Sarah, reside near Onancock. He was awarded Chapter Life Membership in 2013.