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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Fire Chief Owens to Retire June 30

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Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced the retirement of Thomas Owens as chief and director of the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services, effective June 30, 2019.

“Chief Owens is a consummate professional with 50 years of service with fire and rescue,” said Executive Gardner. “Tom has an incredible list of accomplishments in the last four years, rebuilding and strengthening our fire service and laying a strong foundation for the future.”

“It has been my high honor to serve County Executive Gardner and work alongside the tremendous men and women of DRFS and our strong combination fire-rescue system,” Chief Owens said. “I feel incredibly fulfilled by what we have been able to accomplish in Frederick County.”

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