Running the fire and rescue agency in Maryland’s most populous jurisdiction is an enormous job. Montgomery County yields an average of 300 emergency medical calls a day plus another dozen for fires. The agency employs about 1,250 career firefighters and medics, has a large volunteer force and runs dozens of stations across 500 square miles of land. Now, with the retirement this year of Chief Scott Goldstein, who’d served since 2015, County Executive Marc Elrich has nominated another agency veteran to take his place: Division Chief Charles Bailey.
This self-described ‘nerd’ could be Montgomery County’s next fire chief
December 18, 2023