WASHINGTON – The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., announced Wednesday that the Committee approved by voice vote the nomination of Gregory B. Cade to be Administrator of the United States Fire Administration in the Department of Homeland Security.
“Chief Cade brings to this position more than three decades of experience in the fire service, including more than eight years as Chief of the Virginia Beach Fire Department and as that city’s Emergency Services Coordinator,” Lieberman said. “I will count on him to use that experience to make the U.S. Fire Administration a truly great resource for our firefighters and for our nation.”
“Our Committee has worked hard to ensure that the Fire Administration has a special place within the Department, serving not only as the voice of America’s firefighters, but also as one of the Secretary’s principal advisors on first responder issues,” said Senator Collins. “Chief Cade’s 40 years of experience as a firefighter and emergency services coordinator will serve him well in the Administrator’s role.”