Anne Arundel Appoints New Fire Chief and Detention Center Superintendent

Spokane Fire Department Assistant Chief Trish Wolford - Courtesy Spokean Fire Department
Incoming Anne Arundel Fire Chief Trisha Wolford (photo courtesy: Spokane Fire Department)

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman has named Spokane Fire Department Assistant Chief Trisha Wolford as the county’s Fire Chief — the first woman to serve in that role. Wolford succeeds Fire Chief Allan Graves who retires at the end of the month.

The Baltimore Sun report:

The appointment of Wolford is a homecoming. She began her fire service career in Anne Arundel County in 2006, serving for 10 years in the fire department as a firefighter, paramedic, company officer, arson and explosives investigator, internal investigator and tactical police medic.

“The fire department has always been a part of my family,” she said. “I was a little girl running around the fire station … I always knew I was going to be a firefighter.”

Pittman has also announced that William Martin, an administrator at the Jennifer Road Detention Center, will serve as the superintendent of county detention facilities. Martin’s appointment follows the retirement of Superintendent Terry Kokolis.

Read The Baltimore Sun to learn more.

County public safety agencies, such as the detention center and fire department, play a key role protecting county communities. Learn more about their collaborative efforts at the MACo Winter Conference session, “The Life Saving Power of Public Safety Partnerships,.”

The MACo Winter Conference will be held January 2-4, 2019 at the Hyatt in Cambridge, Maryland. This year’s theme is, “Charting the Course.”

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