A seasoned first responder is leading a local agency.
Tim Keen is the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System’s new Chief, according to a release from Prince William County.
“I am grateful for the privilege I have had to serve alongside the men and women who protect this community through the Fire and Rescue System, and I am honored to accept this position,” Keen said in a release. “Through open communication, teamwork and accountability, I know that we will continue to build a better system that provides the highest level of service to the citizens and visitors of Prince William County.”
The Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) assigned Keen to the role.
“Chief Keen is a proven leader,” BOCS Chairman Corey Stewart said in a release. “He knows this community, has dedicated his professional life to serving Prince William County, and has demonstrated the ability to lead a combined Fire and Rescue System through any challenge and transition.”
Keen joined the fire and rescue system as a volunteer in 1982 and graduated from recruitment school six years later.
He has been serving as Acting Chief since January, when Kevin McGee retired.