Tim Marshall: The County’s First Director Of Public Safety

July 26, 2021

BATH – An integral element in Steuben County’s Emergency Services program for nearly 25 years, Tim Marshall was appointed Monday, as the county’s first Director of Public Safety. A graduate of Haverling Central School, in Bath, Marshall holds emergency operations-related degrees from Corning Community College and SUNY Empire State College.

Appointed deputy director of the county Office Emergency Services in 1997, Marshall was named the department’s director in 2012. The new appointment combines the related departments of emergency services and 9-1-1 under a single director, as provided for in the county charter. Marshall has more than 30 years of experience in fire and emergency management and is a respected instructor and lecturer on a statewide level on emergency response issues. Beginning a lifelong career in emergency response as a junior firefighter in the Bath Volunteer Fire Department, Marshall has served his community as a captain, vice president and president of the fire department.

Marshall also was the department’s Building Committee Chairman during the construction of its new fire station, dedicated in January 2008. That lifelong involvement in emergency response includes work during disasters such as the World Trade Center Attacks on 9/11, severe weather events across the state and locally, and other local emergencies. Most recently he served as the Operations Section Chief for the county’s COVID-19 response for the largest activation in Steuben’s history. He has managed more than seven local federal disaster declarations during his tenure. A certified emergency manager with the International Association of Emergency Managers, Marshall has also served as disaster chairman of the Northern Steuben Chapter of the American Red Cross. He served on the chapter’s Board of Directors for seven years and held the position of board chair in 1995.