Chief Joseph Cardello came up through the ranks in Prince George’s, starting as a firefighter in 1989, working his way up to Battalion Chief in 2009, Assistant Fire Chief in 2013 and Deputy Fire Chief in 2016. He received the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department’s Bronze Medal of Valor in 2004 and numerous other letters of commendations and citations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in Fire Science, with a Minor in Emergency Management. He completed the Paramedic Program at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland, an Associate’s Degree Program, and has since been certified by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as a paramedic. He is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at Johns Hopkins University.
Chief Cardello lives in the Hartwood district with his wife (Julie), their daughter and two sons.