Commissioners

Fire Commission – Administrative body appointed by the County Executive in accordance with Prince George’s County Code of Ordinances, Subtitle 11, Division 5, Section 11-301, tasked with the duties and responsibilities outlined in this document.

  1. The Fire Commission shall be comprised of nine (9) Prince George’s County residents, including five (5) Volunteer Commissioners, two (2) Career Commissioners (Active or Retired) and two (2) Resident Commissioners.
  2. Appointment of Fire Commissioners are staggered so that no more than half of the terms expire at the same time.  This provides continuity of operation of the Fire Commission.  (Example:  3 Volunteer Commissions, 1 Career Commissioner and 1 Resident Commissioner on even numbered years and 2 Volunteer Commissioners, 1 Career Commissioner and 1 Resident Commission in odd numbered years.) 

Prince George’s County Fire Commission 2023 :

Chairman, Johnathan Bolden
Vice Chairman, Vanessa Surles
Secretary, Kyle Snyder

District 1 Commissioner; Lisa Hegwood
Responsible for Stations: 10, 11, 14, 31, 34, 49, Mount Rainer, Brentwood

District 2 Commissioner; Kyle Snyder
Responsible for Stations: 1, 7, 9, 12, 13, 28/48, 35

District 3 Commissioner; Antwan D. Holbert
Responsible for Stations: 2, 6, 16, 41, 44, 45, 55

District 3, Commissioner; Michelle A. Chandler
Responsible for Stations: 18, 19, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33/46, 47, 38, 39, 43

District 4 Commissioner; Gloria Bell
Responsible for Stations: 5, 17, 23, 25, 26, 37

District 5 Commissioner; Vanessa Surles
Responsible for Stations: 20, 21/42, 24, 36, 40, 56/57

Resident Commission; Marlon Selmon – Special Projects as assigned by Chair

Resident Commissioner; Daniel Schaible – Special Projects as assigned by Chair

Mission
The mission of the Fire Commission is to act as primary public safety advisors to the County Executive and Fire Chief of the Prince Georges County FIRE/EMS Department.

Duties
The Fire Commission’s duties include; reviewing financial needs and requests for public funding from the volunteer companies, formulating and monitoring annual operating and capital budgets, reviewing proposed management and operating policies and providing recommendations to the Fire Chief concerning the overall operation and necessary resources of the Prince Georges County FIRE/EMS Department.