Black Woman Becomes First Female Fire Chief in Prince George’s County

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Tiffany D. Green (courtesy of Fox 5 DC).

Tiffany D. Green will become the first Black woman to lead the Prince George’s County Fire and EMS department in Maryland, county officials announced.

Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (D) confirmed Green would assume the position after Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale retires in the fall. Barksdale, who has served for more than 35 years of fire service, led Prince George’s Fire and EMS for nearly three years, The Washington Post reported.

Barksdale, 54, said at a press conference on July 30 that it was time for him to slow down. “This is a relay, as I explained it,” he said. “I’m handing off the baton to Chief Deputy Green.”

Alsobrooks praised Barksdale for being a compassionate member of the community after moving from Arlington nearly nine years ago. Barksdale served as a battalion chief after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the…

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