This announcement is happening today…here is information about it from Howard County Government website:

County Executive Ball to Hold News Conference Announcing New Howard County Fire and Rescue Services Chief Christine M. Uhlhorn

December 17, 2018

Media Contact:

Scott L. Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

Brad Tanner, Director of Community Outreach & Media Affairs, Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, 443-878-4063

ELLICOTT CITY – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will name current Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) Assistant Fire Chief Christine M. Uhlhorn as the department’s new Chief at a press conference on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, Station #9, 5950 Tamar Drive in Columbia, Maryland at 11:00 a.m.

Uhlhorn is a 29-year veteran of the Department and a third-generation firefighter. She rose through the ranks and was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2016. During her career, she served in various leadership roles and held positions as the Fire Officer Association president and Safe Kids Coordinator. Uhlhorn is passionate about equitable rights and was the president of the St. Florian’s Brigade, an organization whose mission is to attract young women into careers in the fire service.

“I was looking for an exceptional leader with demonstrated experience and vision, suited to solve not just the big problems of today, but the potentially bigger problems of tomorrow,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. “With nearly 30 years serving Howard County Fire and Rescue, she has dedicated her life to protecting the residents of Howard County. She will seize every opportunity to make Howard County the best place for everyone. Chief Christine Uhlhorn is an innovative thinker who always puts safety first.”

“Educating, protecting, and serving Howard County is all I’ve known for the past 29 years,” said Christine M. Uhlhorn. “I’m humbled to be recognized for my leadership, appreciated for my values, and encouraged to implement a shared vision through County Executive Ball for continued inclusion within our fire department.”


Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive

Christine M. Uhlhorn, Chief, Howard County Fire and Rescue Services


County Executive Ball to Hold Press Conference Announcing New HCDFRS Chief Christine M. Uhlhorn


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

11:00 a.m.


HCDFRS Station #9

5950 Tamar Drive

Columbia, MD

I will see about getting a screenshot of the announcement from Facebook or Twitter later in the day for the article.

Scott E

Article Update: The Howard County Executive Facebook page is live streaming the announcement…watch it here:

The Howard Co Fire & EMS Twitter account tweeted out the following: