Richard Riley joined the
Prince George’s County Fire Department in
1983. After serving one of the busiest Rescue
Squad in the county, he transferred to Station 33 (Kentland
Volunteer Fire Department), the busiest engine and tower in the county
He rose through the ranks
under the supervision of Fire Chief Eddie Lehan serving in various line
officer positions. In 1994 was promoted to the Command Officer ranks. In
1998 he was promoted to the position of Fire Chief of the department, the
post he continues to hold.
Chief Riley is also a member
of the Fairfax County Fire
Department and serves at the Bailey’s Crossroads fire station, the
busiest station in that county.
Eddie Lehan joined the fire
service in Prince George’s County, MD. in 1975. He became a member of the
Kentland Volunteer Fire Department in 1982. He quickly established himself
as an aggressive firefighter and a forward thinker for the department.
His enthusiasm and charisma
propelled him through the line officer positions until 1986, when he joined
the command officer ranks as the Deputy Chief of the Department.
His tireless energy let him
serve the department as the Fire Chief for almost 9 years. Eddie's presence
on the fireground is unmistakable as a Command Officer. He currently
also serves the District of Columbia Fire
Department as the Aide to the Deputy Chief.