In a historic ceremony today, Tiffany D. Green was sworn in as the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Services (EMS) Department Fire Chief. Chief Green is Prince George’s County, Maryland’s 13th Fire Chief and the first woman to lead the department.
At the Prince George’s County Council confirmation hearing this morning, Chief Green expressed her pride in the men and of the women of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Services Department and said,
“My promise to the Council, the County Executive, and, most importantly, to the residents and visitors of this County is to continue to lead this Department forward to be accountable, professional and community-centered.”
A 24-year veteran of Fire Services, Chief Green holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety and a Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. In March 1999, she began her career with the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department after serving as a volunteer for the Oxon Hill Volunteer Fire Department since 1995.
Prior to her historic appointment to Fire Chief, she served as the Chief Deputy. In her capacity as the Chief Deputy, she was responsible for the Administrative Services Command. Under this command, she managed the agency’s Human Resources, Fiscal Affairs, Information Management, Risk Management and the Office of Service Excellence, Accreditation & Research.
During her tenure, Fire Chief Green also served as the Director of the Fire/EMS Training and Leadership Academy where she was responsible for the training and career development for over 860 sworn personnel and approximately 1,000 volunteer members of the Department. She also managed the High School Fire Science (Cadet) Program, designed for high school students who are interested in working in the Fire Services profession.
Prior to her Command Staff experience, Chief Green served in a wide array of agency roles: Firefighter, Paramedic, Station Commander, Executive Assistant to the Public Safety Director, Chief of Staff for the Director of Homeland Security, Special Events Coordinator and Stadium Commander for FedEx Field.
At the swearing-in ceremony at First Baptist Church of Glenarden this afternoon, Chief Green thanked the women who came before her, “I stand here today with a great deal of humility knowing that there have been countless sacrifices made by others in order for me to be here. It is a tremendous honor to stand before you as the Fire Chief For Prince Georges County Fire and Emergency Services Department and join the ranks of the twelve Fire Chiefs before me.”