Md. county appoints first African-American, female fire chief

Chief Deputy Tiffany Green will be the interim replacement for retiring Chief Benjamin Barksdale


By FireRescue1 Staff

LARGO, Md. — The Prince George County Fire Department appointed its first African-American, female fire chief.

According to WUSA 9, Chief Deputy Tiffany Green will be the interim replacement for retiring Chief Benjamin Barksdale.

Green has been a volunteer firefighter for 20 years and has been a resident of Prince George county since she was a child.

"We are not just proud that she is the first female fire chief in our county's history, but the truth of the matter is – although she is a Prince Georgian and a female – she will be named interim chief because she is qualified," Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said.

 

 

When her new role was confirmed, Green expressed a desire to keep the needs of citizens in mind going forward.

 "We will continue to be a community-focused and performance-driven agency ensuring the best service to the citizens, residents and visitors of Prince George's County," Green said when her new role was confirmed.

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