"My Name is Brian "Hooty" Adam. I was appointed as the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency Director in 2003. My position also serves Hancock County as the Fire Coordinator, Fire Investigator, and Homeland Security Coordinator. I have been in the Emergency Services Field for 37 years holding the positions of Firefighter, Captain, Training Officer (Diamondhead Fire Department), Assistant Fire Chief (City of Bay St. Louis Fire Department), and Firefighter (City of Waveland Fire Department). My Certifications are in Firefighting, Fire Investigations, Fire Inspections, and Emergency Management. In 2006 I was selected as the Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Management Association (MCDEMA) Emergency Manager of the Year. I have also served as the MCDEMA Board of Directors President, Vice-President, and Board Member. I am proud to be a lifelong resident of Hancock County and enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, and officiating football."