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West County EMS/FPD names liaison officer

A local television news reporter has been hired as liaison officer at the West County EMS and Fire Protection District.

In the newly created position, Sara Dayley, a reporter at KSDK-Channel 5 for the past five years, will focus on community outreach efforts, which the district has identified as an important part of its future activities.

According to West County Chief Ernie Rhodes, Dayley will meet with community groups and organizations to learn about needs that the district can help address, and call attention to and bring more people to Safety House, a facility that emphasizes safety education for children, families and others.

“These efforts are in line with what our long-range strategic plan found the community wanted us to do,” Rhodes said.

Dayley’s media experience also will be helpful in producing videos to educate the public on safety and emergency medical issues, Rhodes added.

A graduate of Marquette High, Dayley earned a degree in mass communications from the University of Tampa. Her annual salary at West County will be $65,000.

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