After eight years with the department, Town of Mamaroneck Fire Captain Dennis Delborgo has been promoted to director of the Westchester County's Office of Emergency Management (OEM), County Executive Rob Astorino announced today.
The Mamaroneck resident was one of four county employees to be promoted to management positions.
Delborgo had experience working in emergency management for local municipalities such as the Village of Pelham and New York City before coming to work for the county in 2005. He holds a master's degree in protection management from the City University of New York at John Jay College.
According to the release sent out by the executive's office today, Delborgo, "has assisted in the management of five federally declared disasters in Westchester, including hurricanes Sandy and Irene, and helped coordinate emergency management training and disaster preparedness exercises. He has been a volunteer firefighter for more than 10 years and currently serves as a captain in the Town of Mamaroneck’s Fire Department. He holds various state and national certifications in fire rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials emergency response and homeland security."
The OEM coordinates the the county's response to requests for disaster assistance as well as working with local, federal and private sector emergency management organizations to come up with preparedness plans for natural or man-made disasters.