Chief Hinde was an excellent leader, mentor, and outstanding Chief. Rest In Peace Chief Hinde!
In March of 2019, Chief William "Alan" Hinde, was bestowed the Chief Leslie B. Thomas Community Service Award at the 45th Annual Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (Md.) Public Safety Awards. Chief Hinde retired from Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue as the Division Chief of Volunteer Services in 2018 after serving Montgomery County for 45 years. The presentation of his award (featured in this video) paints only a small picture of the enormous input he had on the fire service in Montgomery County as well as the effect he had on thousands of men & women he served with.