HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16, 2011 – The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency today announced that Robert A. Full, currently the director of Emergency Services in Allegheny County, will be joining PEMA as chief deputy director.
"Chief Full is one of the finest emergency management operations professionals in the United States," Director Glenn M. Cannon said. "I am honored that he has agreed to come to PEMA and help us as we work to rebuild our agency."
As director in Allegheny County, Full is responsible for five divisions and more than 300 employees, including the county emergency management agency, county 911 operations, emergency medical services, the county fire and emergency services training academy and the fire marshal's office.
During a career that has spanned nearly four decades, Full has been recognized at the local, state, national and international levels for his expertise in a wide range of emergency response areas, including homeland security, emergency management, the fire service and emergency medical services.
Full's first day at PEMA will be March 7, 2011.
For more information about the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, visit www.pema.state.pa.us.
Media contact: Maria A. Finn, 717-651-2009
SOURCE Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency