Scott L. Brillman is the new director of the county’s Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC). Also known as Fairfax County 9-1-1, DPSC is the largest public safety communications center in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the 10 largest in the United States. Fairfax County DPSC receives approximately one million calls annually.
Brillman was appointed Baltimore City’s Director of 9-1-1 in 2012, where he oversaw one of the busiest 9-1-1 centers in the country, handling 1.5 million calls per year. During his tenure the agency was recognized with the International 911 center “Team of the Year Award” from the International Association of Public Safety Communications Officials.
In March 2020, Brillman was appointed Deputy Director of Emergency Management to help lead the COVID-19 response for the City of Baltimore. He also served as Deputy Director of Emergency Management from 2007 to 2012, where he helped to manage many large-scale emergencies in Baltimore.
Prior to his appointment to Baltimore City 9-1-1, Brillman also served as a paramedic and mentor with the Baltimore City Fire Department. He has maintained his paramedic certification and served as a Medical Specialist on Maryland’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.
Brillman received a bachelor’s in emergency health services management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a master’s in management/executive leadership from Johns Hopkins University.