| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pittsburgh public safety official passed over for Boston fire job

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 7:18 p.m.

Former Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Mike Huss says he is continuing to work for the city since Boston officials passed him up for the fire commissioner's post there.

Huss, 46, was one of three finalists for the job, but Boston Mayor Martin Walsh this month picked Joseph E. Finn, a deputy chief in the Boston Fire Department who gained prominence as the incident commander at a fire in that city's Back Bay neighborhood that killed two firefighters in March.

Huss said Sunday he had mixed feelings about the decision because he liked Boston but so much of his family remains in the Pittsburgh area. He continues to work for the Department of Public Safety, though he declined to comment on his role there or on any other job prospects.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Citation of police observer called ‘abuse of power’ by Pittsburgh police
  2. Newsmaker: Dr. Randy Hebert
  3. Attorney: ‘Wife will kill me’ if I miss childbirth for court hearing
  4. 3 Brentwood council members submit resignation letters
  5. Penn Hills school board accepts building sale
  6. Pittsburgh region enjoys healthy dose of ‘brain gain’
  7. Vote on partnership between Wilkinsburg, Pittsburgh Public School possible in October
  8. Miles seeks new trial in 2010 beating by 3 Pittsburgh officers
  9. Wilkinsburg School District hires embattled Penn Hills business affairs director