Media Release

Horner Receives Florida Professional Emergency Manager Credential

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 3:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Fire Rescue is proud to announce that Alachua County Emergency Management Program Coordinator Jennifer Horner has received the credential of Florida Professional Emergency Manager from the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association.

The certification process involves an extensive credentials package that includes work history, disaster or exercise experience, seven professional contributions in the emergency management field, and 150 hours of general and emergency management training covering the five emergency management mission areas: protection, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery. It also requires a lengthy application process and a review by a Commission of 30 Florida Emergency Management professionals.

Statewide, there are only 209 other emergency management professionals who have received this certification. Ms. Horner has been invited to the 2017 Florida Emergency Preparedness Association’s Annual Meeting in February to be recognized for this achievement.

“Jen continues to do outstanding, professional work which is a credit to her, Fire Rescue and Alachua County,” said Alachua County Fire Rescue Chief William Northcutt.

For more information, contact William Northcutt at 352-384-3117 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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