Administrative Staff

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready and proud to serve Wilson County.

Joey Cooper

Director

Joey started with Wilson County Emergency Management Agency in October 1989 and has over 24 years with the department. Joey was promoted to Lieutenant on 1995 and Shift Commander in 1999. Joey served as Shift Commander for A shift for 15 years prior to being appointed Director in November 2013. He accepts the Director position with a strong background in Emergency Medical Services, Fire Suppression, Hazardous Materials, and Emergency Management.

Jeremy Hobbs

Fire Chief/Deputy Director

Jeremy started Wilson County Emergency Management Agency in 1997 as a volunteer and started full time shift in 2000 and has over 13 years with the department. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2004 and then to A shift Commander in 2014. Jeremy is an Advanced EMT, Firefighter, Rescue Diver, Swift Water Technician, and Hazardous Materials Technician. He holds certifications as a Fire Instructor and Vehicle Extrication Instructor.

Brian Newberry

EMS Chief

Brian started with Wilson County Emergency Management Agency in August 1990 and has over 25 years with the department. He is a Fire Fighter, Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Technician, and Tactical Paramedic. Brian has several instructor certifications including EMT. He served as the Training Officer from 1999 to 2010 and as a tactical paramedic with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department from 2001 til present. Brian was promoted to EMS Chief September 2010. Brian is responsible for all EMS operations within the Department.

Shannon Cooper

Training Division Chief

Shannon started with Wilson County Emergency Management Agency in 2005, she has over 10 years with the department. She is a Paramedic / Fire Fighter and a Haz-Mat Specialist. Shannon has full time responsibilities of instructing and/or managing classes in Emergency Medical Services, Fire Suppression, Rescue, Water Rescue, and Hazardous Materials. She has numerous instructor certifications that allow us to being high quality courses to the training division.

Marty Heckman

Logistics Division Chief

Marty started with Wilson County Emergency Management Agency in 1997 as a volunteer and has over 15 years with the department. Marty started full time as Captain in 2004. He is an Advanced EMT, Fire Fighter, and Hazards Materials Technician. Marty serves as the Logistics Division Chief and oversees of the Volunteer and Communications Division.