Tim Black named Forsyth County’s new Emergency Services director

Tim Black named Forsyth County’s new Emergency  Services director
April 23
01:00 2020

Tim Black has been promoted to emergency services director for Forsyth County Government.

Black previously served as deputy director of Emergency Services and assumed his new position on April 18. 

Black emerged as the top candidate after the county conducted a nationwide search. As emergency services director, he will oversee the county’s Emergency Medical Service, Fire Service, and 911 Communications divisions.

An Army veteran, Black has bachelor’s degrees in nursing and emergency medical care from Western Carolina University. He’s worked with the county for more than 20 years, beginning as a field paramedic before being promoted to training officer and then compliance officer. In 2015, he became deputy director of Emergency Services 

“Tim has been an exemplary leader during his time with Forsyth County, and Emergency Services will continue to advance and provide exceptional service to those in need under his watch,” said Assistant County Manager Damon Sanders Pratt. 

Black succeeds Dan Ozimek, who retired at the end of February after 42 years of service. Ozimek started as a basic emergency medical technician (EMT) in 1977 and eventually became EMS director in 2000. Ozimek became the first director of Emergency Services in 2009, when EMS was combined with Fire and 911 Communications to form a new department. 

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