The man who has been the director of emergency services for Broome County for the past eight years is about to take a job with New York state government.


Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Brett Chellis has advised county officials he intends to leave the post he's held since 2007. He also has been the county fire coordinator during that time.

Chellis is expected to step down from his county positions in a couple of weeks. He has told colleagues he plans to take a position with the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

Chellis could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon.

While Chellis will be working in Albany, he's expected to continue to reside in Broome County.

Raymond Serowik, the county EMS coordinator, will serve as acting emergency services director until county executive Debra Preston appoints a permanent director.

A deputy fire coordinator is expected to serve as acting coordinator until a permanent replacement has been selected by Preston.

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