Currituck’s Steven Pyle recognized by state emergency management group

Published 11:25 am Saturday, December 18, 2021

Steven Pyle, Currituck County’s deputy emergency management coordinator, is the recipient of the 2021 Vance E. Key Award from the North Carolina Emergency Management Association. This award is given to one person annually throughout the state who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in emergency management at the local level.

Pyle has helped Currituck Emergency Management implement several initiatives to improve the use of technology in order to provide better services to the public and increase staff efficiency. These include the county’s transition to online re-entry permits, which offers citizens and businesses a speedier method to receiving permits.

Pyle’s accomplishments also include creating the SafeCorolla.com, which provides real-time information for the public on beach conditions and public safety. He has also expanded the use of Currituck Alert, the county’s emergency notification system that provides alert messages to citizens via text message, email or voicemail, and he works with the Public Information Office to post timely public safety messages on the county’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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