Allegheny County Temporary Chief of Emergency Services named #pahazmat

Onorato Names Acting Chief of Emergency Services  Contact: Kevin Evanto, County 412-350-3171 office 412-352-4075 cell  PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato today announced the appointment of Alvin Henderson Jr. as Acting Chief of Emergency Services and Fire Marshal effective March 7. Henderson will assume the duties of Bob Full, who has accepted the position of Chief Deputy Director with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg.  Henderson was hired as an Emergency Management Specialist with the Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services in 2003. He was promoted to Emergency Operations Manager in 2007. Henderson served as Director of Public Safety at Point Park University from April 2008 through August 2009, before returning to Allegheny County Emergency Services as Assistant Chief of Operations and Training, the position he currently holds.  Henderson served as Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator for the Borough of Jefferson Hills, as well as an instructor at the Allegheny County Fire Training Academy.  Henderson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, as well as fire protection specialist and arson investigation certificates, from Columbia Southern University. He also has numerous certifications in emergency management, firefighting, hazardous materials response, and law enforcement.  Onorato will announce his plans to search for a permanent Chief of Emergency Services and Fire Marshal in the future.

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