Boston EMS chief tapped for FEMA "number two" post
By Milton J. Valencia
BOSTON — Richard A. Serino, the unassuming Dorchester native who climbed the ranks from Codman Hill to the head of Boston Emergency Medical Services over the past 36 years, has been chosen by President Obama to assume the number two post at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Obama announced yesterday that he is nominating Serino as deputy administrator of the federal agency. Pending Senate approval, the 55-year-old could be designing emergency response plans for major cities across the country and managing responses to disasters ranging from hurricanes to terrorist attacks.