For any disaster likely to befall Santa Rosa County, Daniel Hahn has a response plan. In January, when a train derailed near Avalon Boulevard, he was ready.
"We had a train accident exercise before the train accident happened, except our exercise had chemicals leaking and it was on the train tracks right south of the City of Milton," said Hahn, 43, plans chief for the Santa Rosa County Division of Emergency Management. "Then, all of a sudden, we had a real train wreck. Fortunately, nothing bad happened."In February, the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association named Hahn the 2009 Emergency Management Professional of the Year.