BALTIMORE, MD. (AUGUST 31, 2012)-Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that Robert Maloney, the City’s emergency manager, will increase his role and responsibilities and serve as the mayor’s deputy chief of emergency management and public safety.
“It is with great pleasure that I make the appointment of Bob Maloney as deputy chief of emergency management and public safety,” Rawlings-Blake said. “His professional integrity and commitment to service have been evidenced in managingmany complex emergencies that have impacted Baltimore. These skills will serve the city well as he helps manage Baltimore’s safety and security on a daily basis.”
As director of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management (MOEM) since January 2008, Maloney has personally coordinated the City’s response and recovery operations during major natural disasters, including three historic blizzards, a tornado, an earthquake, a hurricane, flooding, and violent storms such as the recent derecho, which crippled the region’s power supply.He has also successfully coordinated safety management efforts for various civic events, including the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Maloney has also been responsible for managing millions of dollars in federal emergency preparedness grant funding annually.
“Put simply, Bob gets things done and works his heart out to keep the people of Baltimore safe,” Mayor Rawlings-Blake said.
Prior to his appointment as director of MOEM, Maloney served as the Baltimore City Fire Department chief of staff and as emergency medical services lieutenant and firefighter/paramedic during the historic 2001 Howard Street tunnel fire.He is a veteran of the United States Naval Reserve, where he served as a petty officer second class assigned to the United States Marines, including one tour of active duty in Fallujah, Iraq in 2005.
Maloney has served as chairman of the Baltimore Urban Area Working Group, the executive leadership body of the Baltimore Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), since April 2008. Baltimore City is one of the urban areas nationwide that have been selected to participate in the UASI grant program, which focuses on enhancing regional preparedness in major metropolitan areas.In the past six years, the UASI grant program has benefited Baltimore City and its surrounding jurisdictions by significantly improving coordination of preparedness activities.
Maloney serves on the FEMA Region III Advisory Council, the Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council, and the U.S. State, Tribal, and Local Policy Advisory Council.He currently serves as a vice chair of the Baltimore City Veterans Commission and is a member ofthe Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems Board.
Maloney graduated from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and from the Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in public safety leadership.
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