History was made in Prince George's County, Maryland, Tuesday as the first woman fire department chief, Tiffany Green, was sworn in.
"When I first came on, this was still unheard of to have a female fire chief in Prince George's County, and here we are 20 years later and we have a female fire chief. So, I think that's the inspiration. That's the message I want to send," Green told News4 at her swearing in ceremony.
Green started her career as a volunteer firefighter for the Oxon Hill fire station in 1999. Over her 20 years of experience she has worked as a firefighter, paramedic, a station commander and more.
"You have made history naming Tiffany Green as the ninth African-American woman fire chief in the history of the United States fire service," said Toni Washington, the fire chief in Decatur, Georgia.
County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks said she sought out Green for the role of fire department chief because of her wide range of experience and because she's "the best talent to lead the county."
Green was sworn in at the First Baptist Church of Glenardon, in Upper Marlboro, Md.