Prince George’s County, MD — Prince George’s Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale has announced his retirement after 35 years in the fire service.

Chief Deputy Tiffany Green will become the Interim Chief of the department, making her the first woman to head the department. Chief Deputy Green is a native Prince Georgian with 24 years combined experience as a volunteer and professional firefighter.

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said, “I want to thank Chief Barksdale for his service to the citizens and residents of Prince George’s County.  He has served our County with distinction and has been a visible fixture in the community since taking on the role.”

She went on to say, “I selected Chief Deputy Green for this position because she is simply the most qualified person to take on this role.”