Howard County Executive Alan Kittleman appointed PSL graduate John Butler as chief of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. The new fire chief earned his MS in Management in 2007 and is on the board of SOE’s Public Safety Leader Association.
A former U.S. Marine, Butler has been a member of the County department since 1993. "I wanted to have someone as fire chief who is compassionate, who has experience," Kittleman said. "I love the fact that he has come up from the ranks over 22 years. He has the respect of both the volunteers and the career [personnel]."
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