County Executive Calvin Ball announced William Anuszewski as Howard County’s Department of Fire and Rescue Services Chief effective May 25, 2020. Anuszewski has been serving as Acting Chief since March.
“We have no doubt Chief Anuszewski will continue to lead Fire and Rescue Services with the steady wisdom and experience of his 30-year career,” said Ball. “He stepped into the role of Acting Chief just as this public health crisis began and has been a remarkable leader while navigating the pandemic with front-line paramedics and emergency technicians. As our government looks to a new normal, we know that Fire and Rescue is in good hands.”
Chief Anuszewski was previously Deputy Chief of Operations for Fire and Rescue and serving as the Director of Emergency Management. Anuszewski began in the fire service as a Volunteer with the Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department in 1983 prior to being hired by the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services in 1990 as part of Recruit Class 7. Over his 30-year career, he has worked in multiple bureaus within the department, serving as Battalion Chief of Special Operations, Field Operations, and Assistant Chief of Logistics. From 2012 to 2017, he oversaw matters of budget, payroll, grant management, human resources, and research and policy as Assistant Chief of Administrative Services.
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