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Friday, January 9, 2015

PGFD Organizational Chart Includes Today's Promotions and Assignments


In addition to todays promotions, effective Sunday, January 11, 2015, Assistant Fire Chief Alicia Francis will assume duties of the Compliance office, which was previously held by Assistant Fire Chief George Michaelides. Acting Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Cardello will assume the duties of Duty Chief “Echo” which has been vacant since Assistant Fire Chief Tommy James was reassigned to the “D” Shift Duty Chief position.

Battalion Chief James Reilly will assume the Battalion Chief duties in the Fire Prevention and Life Safety office, which was previously held by Battalion Chief Dana Brooks. Battalion Chief Reilly will maintain designation as the Departments “METRO Liaison Officer”. Battalion Chief Chris Hunt will be detailed to the Implementation Management position in the Information Management office previously held by Battalion Chief Steve Kling, who bid-out to the 5th Battalion.


Promotions Announced

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Several promotions were announced today by Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor.  Recently, two Deputy Fire Chiefs and two Assistant Fire Chiefs announced their retirements.  These retirements coupled with the routine attrition of retiring employees has created an unusual number of movements, especially within our Management Team. 

Chief Bashoor stated, "While there will be additional promotions, including several civilian appointments in the coming weeks, please join me in congratulating the following folks on their promotions and appointments."

The following promotions and appointments with new ranks and assignments were announced today:

Effective Sunday December 29, 2014

Deputy Fire Chief Corey A. Smedley, Administrative Services Command
Appointed by the County Executive


Assistant Fire Chief Dana N. Brooks, Special Assistant to Public Safety Director 

Assistant Chief Mary Crampton, Emergency Medical Services

Assistant Fire Chief Tiffany D. Forest, Fire/EMS Training Academy

Battalion Fire Chief Ava C. Hagood, Office of Professional Standards

Battalion Fire Chief Warren (Tony) Hughes, Emergency Services Command

Battalion Fire Chief Charles (Chuck) Waggoner III, Emergency Medical Services

Fire Fighter/Medic Captain Chad E. Boggs

Fire Fighter/Medic Captain David J. Wilson 

Fire Fighter/Medic Eric R. Zook,

Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Nathan N. Davies 

Acting Assistant Fire Chief  Joseph A. Cardello - Duty Chief Echo

Additional moves associated with these promotions and transfers will be reflected in an upcoming command chart.

Congratulations and best of luck to all promoted!!!

Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor with Deputy fire Chief Corey A. Smedley and the soon-to-be promoted Assistant Fire Chiefs, Battalion Chiefs and a Captain.
Battalion Fire Chief Ava C. Hagood, Office of Professional Standards
Battalion Fire Chief Charles (Chuck) Waggoner III, Emergency Medical Services
Assistant Fire Chief Dana N. Brooks, Special Assistant to Public Safety Director 
Assistant Fire Chief Tiffany D. Forest, Fire/EMS Training Academy
Assistant Chief Mary Crampton, Emergency Medical Services
Battalion Fire Chief Warren (Tony) Hughes, Emergency Services Command
Fire Fighter/Medic Captain David J. Wilson - Administrative Services Command