Former Member Appointed to NFPA Position

The Prince George’s County, Maryland, Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department congratulates retired member Gregory B. Cade on his recent appointment.

Cade served the citizens and residents of Prince George’s County for 24 years in various capacities while working his way up the ranks to the position of Assistant Fire Chief upon his retirement. He subsequently served as chief for the City of Hampton Division of Fire/Rescue in Hampton, Va. and the City of Virginia Beach Fire Department in Virginia Beach, Va. Cade was appointed United States Fire Administrator in 2007, where he served as the country’s top fire official until January of 2009. Cade most recently was assistant director of National Programs for the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science from the University of Maryland.

James M. Shannon, president of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), recently announced on October 6, 2010, the appointment of Gregory B. Cade as division director of Government Affairs. He will oversee NFPA’s Washington office.

“Greg brings more than 40 years experience from a line firefighter to United States Fire Administrator to this position,” said Shannon. “We are extremely pleased to have such an esteemed fire professional lead our efforts in Washington.”

Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones stated, “Congratulations to Chief Cade on his appointment with the NFPA and for a prestigious and honorable fire service career. He is honoring the tradition of many talented members of our Department continuing to lead the fire service after their departure. Their commitment continues at a higher level.”