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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
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

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” 

Train the Trainer - All Hazard Position Specific PIO Class at National Emergency Training Center

I will be instructing a Train the Trainer - All-Hazards Position Specific Public Information Officer Class at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The course still has some vacancies and scheduled to be conducted on the date as noted below:

• E-953 All-Hazards Position Specific Public Information Officer TtT on March 16 – 20, 2015

The class is a week long with on-campus housing provided for you. Check with your State Training Officer on having food and transportation covered as well. The PIO Class itself is free of charge.

The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program is designed to provide additional training for persons serving on the nation’s Incident Management Teams (IMT’s), or to those persons who are working to be become involved in doing so. Given that, the following prerequisites are required for admission into these courses:

• IS-100, 200, 700, & 800
• ICS 300 & 400
• Previous completion of the class the student is looking to teach, or have served actively in the position on an IMT within the past
5 years, or have demonstrated experience in the field that can be documented and verified by the appropriate State Training
Officer or authorized Federal representative.
• Qualified as an instructor or Teacher with the appropriate credentials (NFPA 1041 Level II, Teaching Certificate, etc.)

If you possess the above qualifications, have experience in serving on an Incident Management Team or similar position within the ICS system and you have a desire to teach one of these dynamic courses of instruction, please submit a completed FEMA Application Form # 119-25- through your respective State Training Officer to NETC Admissions.
There are also vacancies in the following NETC class as well:
•             E-957 All Hazards Position Specific Liaison Officer TtT on April 8 – 9, 2015



Mark E. Brady
Chief Spokesperson/PIO
Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department
@PGFDPIO on Twitter

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