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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Marc S. Bashoor Confirmed as County Fire Chief

The Prince George’s County Council confirmed Marc S. Bashoor as the 11th person to serve as Fire Chief.  The nine-member Council voted unanimously affirming the selection by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III who tapped Bashoor as the Acting Fire Chief in December 2010.  Dozens of career, civilian and volunteer members of the Fire/EMS Department attended today's confirmation hearing held in the Council Hearing Room in the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. 

After the council hearing, Marc S. Bashoor took the Oath of Office administered by the Chief Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court. His wife, Laura, and daughter, Nicole, accompanied Bashoor while taking the Oath. Nicole held the Bible for her father during the ceremony.

After being sworn-in, Fire Chief Bashoor addressed the career and volunteer members of the Fire/EMS Department by stating, “The confirmation process culminated today with the County Council's unanimous affirmation of my nomination to be the County Fire Chief.

I want to thank the County Executive and the County Council for their support and counsel through this 8-month-long process.

Most importantly, thank you to each of you for your support of this Department and for everything you do to represent the PGFD professionally and proficiently.” 

Bashoor concluded by saying, “We have much work to do.  We will work together to move this Department forward.”
His wife, Laura, and daughter, Nicole, accompanied Bashoor while taking the Oath. Nicole held the Bible for her father during the ceremony.
No job is finished until the paperwork is complete.  Fire Chief Bashoor signs documents swearing to his taking the Oath of Office.
Fire Chief Bashoor addresses Council members as County Executive Baker looks on.


Bob Ross, President of the Prince George's County NAACP, spoke on
behalf of Marc Bashoor.

Speaking on behalf of the Marc Bashoor was M.H. Jim Estepp.  Mr. Estepp is a former County Fire Chief and Council member that now chairs the Prince George's County Business Roundtable.

Mr. Howard Stone, an Administrative Specialist with the County, endorsed the selection of Bashoor as Fire Chief.


The volunteer chief of the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department, Mike White, speaks of his stations endorsement of Bashoor as Fire Chief.


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