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Council Chair Statements

Posted on: July 31, 2019

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL CHAIR TODD TURNER – COUNCIL RESPONDS TO CHANGE IN FIRE DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP

The Prince George’s County Council thanks outgoing Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale for his commitment to the residents of Prince George’s County. Chief Barksdale has more than 35 years of fire service, nine of those years in Prince George’s County and three as Prince George’s County Fire Chief.  The Council has worked with Chief Barksdale on a wide range of initiatives, and his passion and dedication to securing the safety of our residents is to be commended.  He has led the Fire/EMS Department with distinction and we appreciate his service.  We wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.

The Council also congratulates Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Chief Deputy Tiffany Green on her appointment as Interim Fire Chief for Prince George’s County, announced by County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.  Interim Fire Chief Green has over 24 years of combined volunteer and career fire service, and we are confident that the department will continue to excel under her leadership. The Council recognizes the historical significance of her appointment as the first female Fire Chief, and we look forward to reviewing her submission as a part of the Council’s confirmation process.

 

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