Retired Lieutenant Colonel Carla Blue was involved in a tragic motor vehicle collision that took her life Saturday morning. Carla and I worked along side each other for many years during the 1990's and 2000's. Carla's work ethic and dedication to her profession, her faith and her family were commendable and a testament to her success as the first African American female to attain the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the PGFD.
In addition to working with Carla, I had the distinct pleasure of hiring Carla's son Jamar as a firefighter in Career Recruit School #46 in 2012. Jamar is currently assigned to station 831 and continues to serve his moms legacy of service above self.
Please continue to keep Jamar and the entire family in your thoughts and prayers.
The services and burial information for Retired Deputy Fire Chief Carla Blue are listed below - dress uniform is appropriate. Should you have any additional questions about the services or the Departments response, contact Executive Officer Assistant Fire Chief Alan Doubleday at ACDoubleday@co.pg.md.us
Viewing and Funeral Service
Tuesday September 29, 2015.
Mt Ennon Baptist Church
Burial immediately following at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
Marc Bashoor, Fire Chief
Prince George's County Fire/EMS