|County Executive Pittman Announces New Fire Chief|
|By Member John Long, Jr.|
|December 21, 2018|
County Executive Pittman Announces New Fire Chief
Pittman is appointing Trisha Wolford to be the county’s next fire chief, effective January 28. Wolford is currently the assistant fire chief in Spokane, Washington, and was previously deputy fire chief in Bozeman, Montana. She currently serves as the chair of the Professional Development Committee of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. She began her fire service career in Anne Arundel County in 2006, serving for 10 years in the county fire department where she was a firefighter, paramedic, company officer, arson and explosives investigator, internal investigator and tactical swat medic. Wolford will be the county’s first female fire chief.
“Trisha Wolford served our county with distinction for ten years, and then made a name for herself at the National Fire Academy, first in the Executive Fire Officer Program and then as a consultant to the Academy,” said Pittman. “We needed a leader for this department with both institutional knowledge and a vision based on best practices across the country. Chief Wolford has all of that combined with a strong passion to serve the communities of Anne Arundel County.”