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Deputy Commissioner Yolanda Stallings Speaks - "GRIT"

Keynote Speaker at UMF 2015 Scholarship Ceremony


Stallings 2015

Executive Chief Yolanda Stallings, a 14 - year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, was appointed in June 2014 as a Deputy Commissioner with the title of Executive Chief of Strategic Services. She is the first African American female to serve on the PFD Executive team as a high ranking official. 

Chief Stallings has been afforded the opportunity to serve in this prestigious position as Executive Chief for her due diligence and avid passion for education and trying, as well as her dedication and commitment to both the community and the Philadelphia fire Department. Chief Stallings  brings diversity and an impressive knowledge base to the organization. Under her command are the Philadelphia Fire/EMS training Academy, Health and Safety Office and the Office of performance and Accountability. She is credited with building one of the most successful Career and Technical  Education programs in the City of Philadelphia.

Executive Chief Stallings' portfolio includes a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, a Master's Degree in Management and Administrative Planning from Drexel University and also a Certified Vocational teaching Certificate from Temple University. Along with these impressive credentials, she is also certified ad a leadership Philadelphia Fellow and sits on the Philadelphia School Districts's Advisory Board for the Fire and EMS Program at Randolph Career and Technical High School.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Holy Temple Church of Philadelphia, PA 

  Chief Stalling gave an outstanding and inspiring speech about "GRIT" (resilience and determination) in her personal experience of getting an education and working your passion. She offered pointers for both students and supporters to remain determined in pursuing their passion in life with Grit.

Thank you Chief Stallings!

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