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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

PGFD New Hires, Promotions and Reorganization

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

NEW HIRES - On the Job

Apparatus Manager


Ricky Reilly


Heavy Equipment Mechanic III

Justin Thorpe

NEW HIRE EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2016


Administrative Aide IV

Nicole Collins

PROMOTIONS EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2016


Assistant Fire Chief

James Reilly
Warren (Tony) Hughes
Christain Wargo
Denny Chatel


Firefighter/Paramedic Captain

Thomas Hosselrode
Israel (Steve) Tabak
Shaun Duppins
Edward Scott
Matthew McCloskey


Paramedic Captain

Leonard Simmons


Firefighter/Paramedic Lieutenant

Brian Granados


Firefighter Technician

Trevor Hardman
Michael Tomasi


PROMOTIONS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 8, 2017


Firefighter/Paramedic Captain

Aaron White
Sara Shaffer
Joe Swisher
Kevin Pride
Kelli Cooke
Kevin Dunn


With these promotions, several organizational changes will take effect this Sunday, December 25, 2016. Some of the changes will streamline operations, while others simply fill previously vacated positions. While the attached chart shows the new organization, the essence of the changes is captured in the following bullets: 

  •  Facilities, Logistics, and Supply will return to two distinct offices. Facilities Operation & Construction under the direction of Assistant Chief Gary Krichbaum, and Logistics and Supply under the command of Assistant Chief Alicia Francis. 


  •  Technical Services (previously Technical Rescue) will encompass Technical Rescue, Water Rescue, Hazardous Materials, and the Tactical Medic program, under the command of Acting Assistant Chief Michael Marino. Volunteer Assistant Chief William Corrigan will fill the role of Technical Services Liaison, under the Emergency Services Command. 


  •  The Operational Performance Office (previously Operational Compliance) will be under the command of Assistant Chief Christian Wargo, under the Emergency Services Command. Volunteer Assistant Chief Nick Finamore will fill the role of Operational Performance Liaison.