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.
#PrinceGeorgesProud to announce that Chief Deputy Tiffany Green will become our next Fire Chief. She is highly qualified and will be the first woman to hold this position in our County. Thank you to Chief Barksdale for your service, and we hope you enjoy your retirement. pic.twitter.com/8Y4QaekE8h— Angela Alsobrooks (@CEXAlsobrooks) July 30, 2019
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.