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Bob Thomas

Harford emergency services spokesman attending Florida PIO conference

Bob Thomas, director of public information and community outreach for the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, is attending the annual training conference of the National Information Officers Association in Clearwater, Fla., this week. Thomas flew to Florida on Friday and expects to return to his office on Thursday. Before leaving last week, he said he had intended to attend the conference in 2011 and 2012 but was forced to cancel because of storms and other emergencies. In those years, he was serving as chief spokesman for the county government, a post he stepped down from earlier this year to work with the newly-created emergency services department. According to...