Yolanda Stallings

Executive Chief of Strategic Planning

Executive Chief Yolanda Stallings, a 14 year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, was appointed in June of 2014 as a Deputy Commissioner with the working 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.

Stallings began her career as a Fire Service Paramedic, providing advanced life support and quality emergency medical care to the citizens of Philadelphia.  In the course of her career, she taught, as well as coordinated ten (10) Fire and Paramedic Cadet Classes at the Philadelphia Fire Academy.

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 training, 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.  Presently, 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.  Over 300 Student Industry Credentials have been earned by students in this Fire/EMT Program. 

Executive Chief Stallings’ portfolio contains 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 I Teaching Certificate from Temple University.  Along with these impressive credentials, she is also certified as an EMT Instructor, Fire Instructor I and Incident Safety officer.  Currently, she is serving as a Leadership Philadelphia Fellow and sits on the Philadelphia School District’s Advisory Board for the Fire and EMS Program at Randolph Career and Technical High School.  




Executive Chief of Strategic Planning Yolanda Stallings