Tiffany Green to become first female fire department chief in Maryland county history

  • Source: The Prince George's Sentinel
  • Published: 08/08/2019 12:00 AM

Prince George’s County Fire Chief (PGFD) Benjamin Barksdale announced his retirement on July 30 from the department effective Oct. 31, when current Chief Deputy Tiffany Green will take over as interim chief. Green’s new appointment will not become official until the county council confirms it, but her promotion marks the county’s first African American female chief and the continuation of an increasing trend in female fire chiefs in the state. Joanne Rund was permanently sworn in as fire chief of Baltimore County on July 7, Trisha Wolford of Anne Arundel County was appointed on Jan. 28 and on Dec. 17, Christine Uhlhorn took over for Howard County. Before her current appointment, Green made history when she became deputy to Barksdale in Dec. 2018, becoming one of the highest-ranking female fire officials in the metropolitan region.


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