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Friday, January 30, 2015

PGFD PROFILE - Deputy Fire Chief Corey A. Smedley

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
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Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III recently appointed Corey A. Smedley to the position of Deputy Fire Chief.  The appointment was effective December 29, 2014.

Deputy Fire Chief Corey A. Smedley began his career as a firefighter with the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department in June 1995.  Previous to becoming a member of the fire service, he served in the Army Reserve for 10 years.  Over the course of his tenure with the Department, the 19-year veteran has worked in Emergency Medical Services, Special Events Unit, and the Office of the Fire Marshal.    
Prior to being appointed Deputy Chief by County Executive Baker, III, Smedley was the Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety, where he assisted with strategic planning initiatives.  He also was entrusted as the liaison with Police, Fire/EMS, Corrections, Homeland Security, Office of the Sheriff, States Attorney and the County’s judicial system.  His responsibilities comprised of public safety organizational management, policy development, and research and evaluation.  Additionally, he was the Fire/EMS Department’s liaison to the Insurance Service Office, which sets the fire insurance standards for each jurisdiction.

Deputy Chief Smedley holds a Master of Science in Management from Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media from the University of the District of Columbia, and an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic from Prince George’s Community College.  He is a certified Nationally Registered Paramedic, Maryland Police Correctional Training Commission Certified Law Enforcement Officer (inactive status), Inspector III, Instructor III and Fire Investigator.  In 2014, he earned his Certified Public Manager credentials from the George Washington University.  

Deputy Chief Smedley, a native of the District of Columbia, is the proud father of three sons, Cameron, Ceyon, Cemille.  His career in the fire service was inspired by his sister, Andrea Smedley, who was also a member of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department and the first firefighter in their family.

When asked about his goals in this new position, Deputy Chief Smedley stated, “Public Service is one of the most rewarding professions on the planet.  What better way to serve than to support the public servants of this great department (Volunteer, Civilian, Career) through fiscal responsibility, human resource management, training, logistics/supply as well as building and maintaining the most state of the art community based Fire/EMS Stations” 

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