Chief Kelley is a Lifelong Montgomery County resident who grew up in old Garrett Park. He went to Good Counsel High School and then graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University with a degree in Business Administration.
He has lived in the greater Olney area since 1988 and has four grown children and six grandchildren.
Chief Kelley has been a Firefighter/EMT volunteer in Montgomery County since 1974, and a Member of Sandy Spring VFD since 1994; he has been Fire Chief since 2013.
He is a retired Administrative Officer from Kensington Fire Department where he served from 1984-2014. In 2012, he was appointed by the County Executive to the Montgomery County Fire & Emergency Services Commission.
In addition to serving as the SSVFD Fire Chief, he is also a program Manager for the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association. Adding to Chief Kelley’s distinguished resume are other community activities such as serving as Past President of Montgomery County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association (1994-1995) and Past President of Greater Olney Civic Association (2000-2001). He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Maryland Fire Chiefs Association, and Maryland State Firemen’s Association.