Cambria County’s emergency management agency and the 911 Center were formally merged today under one umbrella as the department of emergency services in a move that will bring in an additional $200,000 to cover personnel costs.
The county commissioners approved the merger, saying that it’s a step that will give more flexibility in use of staff while covering personnel costs.
Ronald Springer, who heads the emergency management side, now will have the title of executive director of the new department. Robbin Melnyk, who headed the 911 operation, now will have the title of deputy director.
Nine other employees also received new job titles, but there will be no change in salaries for any of them, the commissioners said.
“This will allow us to receive 100 percent reimbursements for the wages and benefits. We now will have five more positions funded through the merger,” Melnyk said.