Emergency Management Director
Rodney Andreasen is currently the Emergency Management Director for Jackson County. In his current position he oversees the day to day operations of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to ensure operational readiness to respond to current and future threats. Additional, he ensures personnel are trained and prepared to meet the responsibilities and requirements to meet identified threats. During EOC activation, he oversees the response, in concert with assigned Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), of county agencies to meet the needs of county residents.
Mr. Andreasen holds an Associates of Applied Science degree in Industrial Security and an Associates of Applied Science degree in Instructional Technology and Military Science from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies from the University of the State of New York-Regents College, a Master of Science degree in Technical and Occupational Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Science degree in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University- Montgomery and a Master of Arts degree in Security Studies-Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Post Graduate School. He is certified at the state level as a Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM) with the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) and at the national and international levels as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). He is certified as a Florida Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Practitioner (FCP) through the Florida Crime Prevention Institute. He is also a Certified Workplace Violence and Threat Specialist (WVTS).
He is a native of Jackson County, graduating from Marianna High School in 1976. He joined the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1978 serving 21 years in a variety of assignments in the United States and overseas. He returned to Jackson County in 1999 and began work with the Florida Department of Revenue. He assumed his current position in Mar 2001.