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Friends and Family remember Chief Robert A. Full

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | July 17, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 073020101

Forest Hills, PA - Chief Robert A. Full passed suddenly on Friday, July 17th. Chief Full led a dedicated lifelong career on the local, city, county and state levels.

Chief Full began his career as a Junior Firefighter and was a life member of the department. He then joined the City of Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Services, where he was instrumental in it’s development, working his way up to Assistant Chief of Rescue.

Chief Full served as President of the Pennsylvania Association of HazMat Technicians from 1997-1999, and was also the Director of it’s Western Region. In the late 90’s, Chief Full joined Allegheny County and eventually became its first Chief of Emergency Services, where he oversaw the Allegheny County Fire Marshall’s Office, Allegheny County 9-1-1 Center and Allegheny County Emergency Management Office.

In 2011, Chief Full became the Assistant Director of Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, a position he served until 2018. He then took a position at Specialized Professional Services, Inc., working as the Director of Safety and Special Projects, a position he held from 2015 until his recent retirement in June of 2020.

Chief Full was instrumental in the development of the current Allegheny County 9-1-1 Center, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Rescue Division and the Pennsylvania Urban Search and Rescue Strike Team 1.

Chief Full is survived by his wife of 34 years, Geraldine, his children, Courtney Spicuzza and Robert “Rob” Full, and three grandchildren, Ricky, Vincent and Livia Spicuzza.

Chief Full’s funeral procession and final call were held on Thursday, July 23rd. He will be greatly missed by many throughout the region and state.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.