Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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New chief sworn in for Pittsburgh EMS

The new chief of Pittsburgh's Emergency Medical Services is not new to the bureau. In fact, he's been with Pittsburgh EMS for four decades.

Ronald Romano, 62, of Stanton Heights, was sworn in Friday as the city's EMS chief at a ceremony in city council chambers.

Chief Romano was raised in Morningside and has been with Pittsburgh EMS since 1978. He is married with three children and four grandchildren.

The new chief had served as acting chief since Robert Farrow retired in August.

"It will be my job to bridge the past into the future, but it is not just the leader but the people who make an organization great," Chief Romano said during the ceremony.

"I am humbled and honored to be the new chief of Pittsburgh EMS, and I thank the mayor and director for this opportunity and the trust they have shown in me to be the EMS chief. …

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