Mayor Bob Rial has selected Dickson Fire Department Captain Rob Fisher to become the new director of the Dickson County Emergency Management Agency. Rial announced his decision at Monday night’s Dickson County Commission work session and commissioners will vote on Fisher’s appointment at the April 15 meeting. Rial said Fisher is “well-versed and trained in what we need in emergency management.” Fisher has been with the Dickson Fire Department since 1993 and is captain of A shift. He has received the Educational Ribbon and Life-Saving Ribbon. Fisher replaces Steve Manley, who was terminated last fall after working for the county for 36 years, serving as director of the ambulance service and then full-time DCEMA director in January 2012. Rial had decided to demote Manley to coordinator and reduce his pay following the revelation of mismanagement of the ambulance service business office under his leadership, but Manley refused the demotion and opted for termination. Donny Bear, who replaced Manley as director of the Emergency Medical Service, has served as interim EMA director and was on a special committee appointed by Rial to review applicants for the EMA position along with Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jerone Holt, Dickson Fire Department Chief Richard Greer and Franklin firefighter and former Dickson City Councilman Jimmy Jennings. Rial said there were 17 applicants for the job, seven of whom were interviewed by the committee then forwarded to the mayor. Rial said he interviewed the top applicants before selecting Fisher. “Rob’s a fine young man and I think he’s going to do us very well,” Rial said. “He’s got a lot of good ideas to take our EMA department and move it forward.” The mayor did not say when Fisher would be on the job following the vote later this month.