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Local Fire Service Vet Tapped for County Post

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
January 07, 2016
Posted in: Announcements

A local man who currently serves with the Liberty Borough Volunteer Fire Department has been named interim director of Allegheny County Emergency Services.

Matthew J. Brown was promoted today by Allegheny County Manager William D. McKain, a county spokeswoman announced. Brown had been serving as the county's deputy director of operations and training and previously served as director of protection services and manager of corporate fire protection for U.S. Steel.

He holds professional certifications from the International Association of Emergency Managers and the National Fire Protection Association, and in 2014 was named executive director of the Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security.

A life member of Munhall Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, Brown is a graduate of Steel Valley High School and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix and more than 30 years of experience in emergency services, emergency management, and industrial safety and hazardous materials.

Other appointments announced today by Allegheny County include Douglas Nolfi to director of the county Department of Facilities Management; Alan Caponi and James Reardon to deputy directors of Facilities Management; Michael McGeever to interim director of the Department of Court Records;  Ellen Allen to deputy director of the Department of Administrative Services; and Turahn L. Jenkins, to Chief Deputy Director of the Public Defender’s Office.

The appointments are effective immediately.

“One of the county’s best assets are its employees," McKain said. "That is certainly reflected in these employees who, in their new roles, will help us to continue moving the county forward."

Originally published January 07, 2016.

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