Daniel Hahn

Arming teachers not in Santa Rosa County’s future

Arming teachers not in Santa Rosa County’s future

On Feb. 14, 2018, the definition of school safety, statewide and in Santa Rosa County, changed forever when Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and opened fire. Cruz used a .223 caliber AR-15 to kill 17 and wound another 17 in the attack. Read the full article in the Feb. […]

School front doors secured with camera controls

School front doors secured with camera controls

Less than a year after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people and prompted a statewide movement, Santa Rosa County schools are seeing new security at the front door. Holley Navarre Middle School’s front door has been a source of concern for the school’s administration for years, said Principal Joie […]

Details unclear for new hires in school safety push

Details unclear for new hires in school safety push

Under a state mandate adopted in the aftermath of school shootings, the Santa Rosa School District hired two new administrators to aid in student safety and mental health. In February, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and fatally shot 17 students and teachers. Read the full article in the Aug. […]

Santa Rosa County’s third annual Day of Service builds stronger community

Santa Rosa County’s third annual Day of Service builds stronger community

From providing free civil legal services to building wildlife habitats, dozens of volunteers lent their skills and labor Saturday for Santa Rosa County’s third annual Day of Service. The event is put on through Santa Rosa County’s Emergency Management and SAFER Santa Rosa program each year. Read the full article in the June 7 issue […]

Stakeholders, community leaders weigh in on District 4 Master Plan

Stakeholders, community leaders weigh in on District 4 Master Plan

Planning Navarre’s future is underway, and already several stakeholder groups have had an opportunity to weigh in. But what are they asking for? Navarre Press has previously asked community planning professional and author Quint Studer of Pensacola what methods are used for effectively planned communities, but every community is different. This plan will be primarily […]

Emergency officials keep Cold War vigilance

Emergency officials keep Cold War vigilance

Although a nuclear attack on our area is far less likely than such natural catastrophes as hurricanes, Daniel Hahn has a plan to take cover in his house and use a large couch as a shield from gamma rays. “I know my home. I know exactly what I would do in case of a hurricane, […]

Training prepares first responders for the worst

Training prepares first responders for the worst

The hallway is quiet and dark except for the rasping breath and hushed whimpers of the shooting victims inside. They are waiting for rescue in the wake of the unthinkable. Suddenly flashlights illuminate the hallway as Santa Rosa sheriff’s deputies, tailed by a team of Midway Fire District firefighters, rush to their aid. The team […]

Santa Rosa County seeks projects for Day of Service

Santa Rosa County seeks projects for Day of Service

SAFER Santa Rosa, in partnership with Santa Rosa County, is organizing the first-ever Santa Rosa Day of Service on Saturday, July 23. The organization is currently accepting projects for consideration. Read the full article in the April 28 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online.

Vision : A SAFER Santa Rosa

Vision : A SAFER Santa Rosa

Daniel Hahn, the Santa Rosa County Emergency Management Plans Chief Coordinator, is Scottish and sometimes wears a kilt when he gives presentations. Such was the case when he spoke to the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce members on Friday. “You might remember more because you will remember I’m the guy with the kilt,” Hahn […]

Flood control work could be ineffective

Flood control work could be ineffective

The $400,000 engineering study ordered up by Santa Rosa County commissioners two years ago suggests $60 million in possible flood control measures for Holley by the Sea but warns that some may not be worth the money. Several of the 30 projects cited by Baskerville Donovan Inc. as having stormwater prevention potential for residential neighborhoods, […]

Eddy, Hahn talk hurricane readiness

Eddy, Hahn talk hurricane readiness

Edwin “Buz” Eddy from the City of Gulf Breeze and Daniel Hahn from Santa Rosa County Emergency Management talked June 12 with members of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce about being ready for hurricane season. “They say this is supposed to be a below-average year for storms. Whoopee,” Hahn said in a loud […]