Steve Pape, Archbold, a 40-year member of the Archbold Fire Department, has been named the interim director of the Fulton County Emergency Management Agency.
He holds the rank of assistant chief.
The EMA executive committee appointed Pape to the post at its Monday, Aug. 20 meeting.
Todd Grisier, president of the executive committee and another AFD member, said committee members have decided they want to be involved in the hiring process.
“The position of the committee is we want to get through the hiring process as quickly as possible, but we want to find the right person for Fulton County,” Grisier said.
Justin Thompson, who had been county EMA director, transferred back to his original job with the county Information Technology Department, Friday, Aug 10.
Grisier said the EMA has 90 days to fill the position.