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Monday, October 26, 2009

Fire/EMS Department Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel Angela M. Peden
Michael K. Linynsky, Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant

Christian B. Wargo, Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant

Brian J. Frankel, Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant

Jon M. Wilson, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician

Gregory T. Mangum, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician

Carlton A. Archer, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician

Shaun P. Duppins, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician

James M. Stewart, Jr., Fire Fighter Technician


As a result of recent retirements, several promotions have occurred within the Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department. Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene Jones announced that Angela Peden was appointed as a Deputy Fire Chief and now holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lt. Col Peden has been serving as an Acting Commander of the Management Services Command (MSC) for the past several months and will continue to lead the same command. The MSC is responsible for fiscal affairs, apparatus maintenance and logistics and supply. Chief Jones commented, “Colonel Peden has already demonstrated her skills and abilities to lead while directing her fiscal affairs command during these challenging financial times. Congratulations to Colonel Peden on the well deserved appointment.” Angela Peden is a 20-year member of the Fire/EMS Department and resides in Bowie, MD.

Fire Chief Jones also acknowledged the members of the Fire/EMS Department that are retiring. Having spent at least 20 years with the Department these members have made a decision to end their career with the Fire/EMS Department and begin a new chapter in their life. Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones stated, “I first want to thank each and every individual that has spent the last 20 or more years serving our citizens and residents of Prince George’s County as firefighters and paramedics. Your service has been commendable and I offer you, on behalf of Prince George’s County Government, congratulations on a successful career and best wishes.”

These retirements have made room for others to achieve promotions. In addition to the appointment of Lt. Col. Peden the following promotions have been made:

 Christian B. Wargo, Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant
 Michael K. Linynsky, Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant
 Brian J. Frankel, Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant
 Jon M. Wilson, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician
 Carlton A. Archer, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician
 James M. Stewart, Jr., Fire Fighter Technician
 Shaun P. Duppins, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician
 Gregory T. Mangum, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician

In each of the promotional presentations Fire Chief Jones stated, “This promotion is in recognition of your dedication and commitment that you have invested in the Departmental promotional process.” He continued by saying, “I personally challenge you to continue leading, educating, and motivating our personnel in providing the best customer service for our citizens and residents in Prince George’s County.” The promotions were effective as of Sunday, September 27, 2009.

The retirement of Lt. Col. Carla Blue this month has elevated Major Scott Hoglander to Acting Lieutenant Colonel and will lead the Support services Command. This command oversees the operations of information management, research and planning and the office of the Fire Marshal.

Major W. Derrick Lea has been selected to serve as the Acting Lt. Colonel of Administrative Services Command. This command oversees human resources, risk management, fire/EMS training and administrative compliance as well as the Departments 24-hour call center. This command was being led by Interim Acting Deputy Director Sylvia M. Franklin. Dr. Franklin will return to her position as the Manager of Human Resources. Fire Chief Jones stated, "I want to thank Dr. Sylvia Franklin for stepping up and leading the Administrative Compliance Command during an extremely difficult and challenging time for our County and Department. Her leadership was extremely helpful during our Departmental transition and reorganization."

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