Career Commissioner & Asst. District 3
Brian F. “Doc” Dougherty (Dock-er-ty)
A 16 year veteran of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, Brian has been on the Commission since July 2015. He brings with him an extensive financial background well suited for the Commission. He has resided in Prince George’s County since 1971 and looks forward to continuing his service to the residents of the County both as a Fire Fighter/Paramedic and as Fire Commissioner. His motto, “Success is not at the end of the journey, but the journey along the way”.
Fire Commission Vice Chairman, District 4
J. Robert “Bobby” Breen
Bobby has been serving the citizens of Prince Georges County for the last 44 years, as both a Volunteer and a Career employee of the Fire Department. He resides in Brandywine and was first appointed to the Commission in July 2014. Bobby is the current the Secretary for the Commission and oversees the CIP program. Bobby brings with him an extensive background in all phases of building construction and fire fighter safety, health, and welfare.
Commissioner, Asst. District 5
Piero V. (Pete) Mellits
Commissioner Pete Mellits is an active member of the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD), since July 2016; previously serving for 30 years with the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department (Life Member), 20 years of which as a Chief officer, including Department Chief. He has served as President & Maryland Director for the Eastern Division – International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Secretary & Assistant Membership Secretary for the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association (MFCA) and President & 6th District BOD Delegate for the Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire Rescue Association (PGCVFRA). Currently, he is serving as the 5th District Fire Commissioner – Volunteer / PGFD, participates with several Committees for the PGCVFRA and serves on the Maryland State Fireman’s Association (MSFA) Recruitment – Retention Committee.
Civilan Commissioner & Secretary, Asst. District 1
Glenn “Rick” Wilson
Civilian Fire Commissioner G. Rick Wilson retired from the National Security Agency in 2014 after a 38-year federal career.
He was elected to the Laurel City Council, serving from 2001 to 2005. He is currently a cybersecurity consultant to banks, manufacturing and telecommunications companies.
Civilan Commissioner, Asst. District 4
William C. “Bill” Taylor
Mr. Taylor is a long-time resident of the County was appointed to the Prince George’s County Fire Commission as a civilian commissioner in 2013. He brings to the Commission his wisdom and wealth of experience as a Chairman and/or member of various board memberships.
As evidenced by his career as an educator, his passion and advocacy is directed toward youth workforce development. He brings that passion and energy to the Commission as he promotes professionalism and accountability while fostering programs that prepare youth for public safety careers.