NRV emergency commo regional authority names new director

Jason Milburn, a veteran of service in local public safety for more than two decades, has been named the new director of the NRV Emergency Communications Regional Authority.

With more than two decades of experience in public safety in Montgomery County, Jason Milburn has been selected to serve as Director of the New River Valley Emergency Communications Regional Authority. He assumed his new duties on Monday, June 15.

“We are pleased to welcome Jason as the new director,” said Marc Verniel, Chair of the regional authority.

“His service to our community in public safety and fire and rescue for more than two decades has provided him with the vast field experience and the proven dedication we need and value,” Verniel said.

Milburn has served the citizens of Montgomery County in public safety for nearly 22 years. While at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, he worked exclusively in field operations and served in various assignments including canine handler, SWAT, and crash reconstruction.

He worked his way up through the ranks, serving as a field training officer, corporal, sergeant, and most recently as a patrol lieutenant for the past seven years. Milburn is also a member of the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department, serving as a first lieutenant and firefighter.

He is a Virginia Tech graduate with a bachelor’s degree in forestry management and a master’s degree in industrial forestry.

As Director of the New River Valley Emergency Communications Regional Authority, Milburn will be responsible for management of the center, which provides public safety communications and dispatch services for law enforcement agencies, fire departments and rescue squads of the member agencies in the New River Valley.

The New River Valley Emergency Communications Regional Authority (NRV 911) provides 9-1-1 dispatch and emergency communications services for Montgomery County, the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg and Virginia Tech. Additionally, NRV 911 delivers consolidated 911 services to four law enforcement agencies, five fire departments, and six EMS agencies. This centralized 911 dispatch concept allows for a seamless unified communication structure promoting enhanced response times and efficient management of resources.

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