D.C. Mayor-Elect Announces Choice for Fire Chief

A former deputy chief who left the city under unusual circumstances was named to lead the District's fire department on Thursday, the same day Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray announced he would retain Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.

Mr. Quander said he is looking forward to continued discussions with interim schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and with police officials on truancy and dropout prevention programs.

"We had a meeting on Monday," he said. "We want to keep youth out of the juvenile justice system with a blended, comprehensive approach, and MPD is a major player."