PG County, MD, the Wealthiest Black County in the Country to get First Black Woman as Fire Chief

After last week, Prince George's County (PG County) has been on a high, finding out the county has 7 cities in the top 10 of the wealthiest Black cities in America. This week, the affluent Black county is in the news yet again for some more positivity. On Tuesday, the PG Fire Department named the first African-American woman to lead the organization, making history. The PG County Fire Department is one of the busiest in the nation, having almost 900 career firefighters and 1,000 volunteers. 

Angela Alsobrooks, Prince George's County Executive announced that Chief Deputy Tiffany Green will be the interim replacement for the current, who is retiring. Alsobrooks said during the announcement that Green came to PG County at the age of one and has been a resident there ever since. She said, "We are not just proud that she is the first female fire chief in our county's history, but the truth of the matter is that although she is a Prince Georgian and a female, she will be named interim chief because she is qualified."

Tiffany began her career in the department in 1999, starting off as a volunteer at the Oxon Hill fire department. She has spent more than 20 years volunteering with the fire department.

Green said, "As a native Prince Georgian, I am extremely honored to serve our community in this capacity." She has intentions to use her 24 years of volunteer and career experience to advance the fire department. "We will continue to be a community focused and performance driven agency ensuring the best service to the citizens, residents and visitors of Prince George's County."

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