Steven Pyle, Currituck County Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, is the recipient of the 2021 Vance E. Key Award from the North Carolina Emergency Management Association. This award is given to one person annually throughout the state who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in Emergency Management at the local level.
Pyle has helped Currituck Emergency Management implement several initiatives to improve the use of technology in order to provide better services to the public and increase staff efficiency. These include the county’s transition to online re-entry permits, which offers citizens and businesses a speedier method to receiving permits.
“Steven has a great can-do attitude toward any task and an incredible talent of pulling people together to see how projects can improve our current ways of doing business,” said Mary Beth Newns, Currituck County Emergency Management Director.
Pyle’s accomplishments also include creating the SafeCorolla.com webpage that provides real-time information for the public on beach conditions and public safety. He has also expanded the use of Currituck Alert, which is the county’s emergency notification system that provides alert messages to citizens via text message, email, or voicemail, and he works with the Public Information Office to post timely public safety messages on the county’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Citizens can register for Currituck Alert online and access more information from Emergency Management on the county website. If you have any questions, contact the Emergency Management office at 232-2115.