DeYoung, new Northampton emergency director, lauded for volunteerism

EASTERN SHORE POST/STEFANIE JACKSON Former Exmore Fire Chief Greg DeYoung, third from left, displays a resolution of appreciation from the Exmore Town Council for his more than three decades of service. Pictured from left are Mayor Douglas Greer, Vice Mayor Thomas Lewis, DeYoung, and Councilman Chase Sturgis.

BY STEFANIE JACKSON, Eastern Shore Post —

Greg DeYoung has stepped down as the chief of Community Volunteer Fire Company in Exmore to become Northampton County’s new director of emergency services.

The town of Exmore honored DeYoung on Monday, June, 5 for his decades of service as a volunteer firefighter medical provider.

The Exmore Town Council presented him with a resolution of appreciation as he stepped down from his position as fire chief and began a new stage of his career.

Councilman Chase Sturgis read the resolution summarizing DeYoung’s career with the fire company, which he began in 1985 at age 18 and which spanned more than three decades.

DeYoung became an “immediate asset to the company and community” as he expeditiously completed trainings and received certifications as a firefighter, paramedic, and engineer, the resolution stated.

He served in several leadership positions in the fire company, including in engineering and as an ambulance lieutenant, captain, and fire chief.

DeYoung was the fire chief for 25 years, from 1998 to 2023, and “demonstrated leadership and a strong commitment to the safety and well-being of the public and other members of the company,” according to the resolution.

DeYoung was appointed to his new position in April. He replaces former Northampton County EMS Director Hollye Carpenter.

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