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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Other Jurisdictions Cover Prince George's County Fire/EMS Today

MEDIA ONLY CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Do not be surprised to see Fire/EMS units responding from other jurisdictions today in Prince George's County.  In addition to volunteer staffing many neighboring jurisdictions and from the National Capital Region are filling in at Prince George's County Fire/EMS Stations allowing on duty personnel the opportunity to attend Funeral Services for Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Chris Hill.

In no particular order, the following jurisdictions are assisting us today:

Fredrick County
Anne Arundel County
Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Andrews Air Force Base
Montgomery County
District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department
City of Alexandria
Calvert County
Fairfax County
Arlington County
Howard County
City of Annapolis
Charles County
Naval District Washington
Baltimore Washington Airport
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Chris will receive a Fire Department Line of Duty Death Funeral Service in addition to full military honors administered by the Old Guard of which Chris was a former member of.  These ceremonies will take place at the FOP Lodge on Route 202 in Upper Marlboro sometime around 1:00 pm.

The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department is deeply appreciative of the tremendous amount of support and assistance we have received.  We are forever grateful.



Monday, July 25, 2016

Funeral Services for Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Christopher E. Hill

MEDIA CONTACT ONLY: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Christopher E. Hill
After a heroic battle with cancer, Christopher Eugene Hill, 46, died at his Hanover, PA home with his loving wife, Jennifer, by his side. He is survived by his two devoted children, Amy Grace, 9, and Evan Christopher, 5. He also leaves behind his Mother, Judith Hill, and all of his brothers and sisters of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department and IAFF Local 1619.

Chris dedicated his life to the service of the community and his country. He served in the United States Army in the 3D Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). Following his service in the Army, Chris continued his service to the community with the Naval District Washington Fire Department along with volunteering his time at the Baden Volunteer Fire Department.

In 2002, he joined recruit class #31 of the Prince George's County Career Fire/EMS. With hard work and dedication, he rose through the ranks and finished his career as a Lieutenant at Station 823 in Forestville.

Chris cherished his wife and his children. With numerous back yard soccer games, RV adventures and family movie nights, the Hill’s enjoyed their time together. Even after Chris’ unfortunate diagnosis, He felt being close to family was most important for Jen and the kids. He then began the process of moving from Maryland to Pennsylvania. Chris enjoyed a short few months in their new home before passing away.

Prince George’s County Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Christopher E. Hill will receive full military honors and a line of duty death funeral service.  His form of cancer is considered occupational and service related.

Viewing will be Tuesday, July 26, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Borgwardt Funeral Home located at 4400 Powder Mill Road in Beltsville.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 27, at 11:00 am at the Riverdale Baptist Church, 1177 Largo Road in Upper Marlboro. 

After church services, a brief and limited vehicle procession will take Chris by his last duty station at the Forestville Fire/EMS Station 823.  The procession will then proceed to the FOP Lodge located at 2905 Old Largo Road in Upper Marlboro where military honors will be administered.


There will be no interment held Wednesday. 

ATTENTION ALL UNIFORMED PERSONNEL ATTENDING LINE OF DUTY FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FIRE FIGHTER/MEDIC LIEUTENANT CHRISTOPHER E. HILL

ATTENTION ALL UNIFORMED PERSONNEL ATTENDING LINE OF DUTY FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FIRE FIGHTER/MEDIC LIEUTENANT CHRISTOPHER E. HILL 
ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 27:

All personnel are to park their vehicles
 in front of Riverdale Baptist School
1133 Largo Road in Upper Marlboro.  
Please arrive no later than 9:45 a.m.


There will be an on-site briefing and formation 
in front of Riverdale Baptist Church, 
1177 Largo Road, at 10:15 a.m.

Two Funeral Services Wednesday 1.5 Miles Apart with Anticipated High Attendance

MEDIA ONLY CONTACT: Mark E. Brady Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – Line of Duty Death Funeral services for Prince George’s County Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Christopher Hill will be on Wednesday, July 27 in Upper Marlboro, Md.

The funeral, with full honors, will take place at Riverdale Baptist Church located at 1177 Largo Road.

Funeral service will begin at 11:00 am.  Interment is private.

and

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -- Funeral arrangements for Redskins superfan Chief Zee will be held on Wednesday, July 27th in Upper Marlboro, Md. 

The funeral and viewing will take place at First Baptist Church of Glenarden located on 600 Watkins Park Drive. 

The viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 11 s.m. followed by the funeral service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Both the funeral and viewing will be open to the public. The church holds 10,000 people. 


The two churches are 1.5 miles apart.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Do you know how to survive a burning house???

MEDIA ONLY CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Friday, July 22, 2016

Arrangements for Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Christopher Hill

The arrangements for Lieutenant Christopher Hill are as follows:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Viewing – 2 pm – 4 pm and 7 pm – 9 pm
Borgwardt Funeral Home
4400 Powdermill Road
Beltsville, Maryland

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Funeral Service – 11 am
Riverdale Baptist Church
1177 Largo Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Repast 
FOP Lodge #89
2905 Old Largo Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland


Protocol Details

Mourning Bands

Mourning bands may be worn horizontally across badges for 30 days until August 21, 2016.  

PGFD Emblem Mourning Stripe

All Department vehicles bearing the emblem of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department shall be marked with a temporary black mourning stripe.  This black stripe should be 3/4 inches in width, diagonally from top left corner to bottom right corner of emblem.

Attire

For the viewing, all on-duty station personnel must wear their County issued work uniform (short-sleeve button down blue shirt and blue pants).  For the funeral, all personnel must wear a Class A uniform. Due to limited availability, white gloves will not be worn.  Personnel unable to obtain a full Class A uniform must wear appropriate business attire (collared shirt, slacks (no jeans), and dress shoes (no sneakers).  Dresses are appropriate for females. 

Coordination of all apparatus has been previously arranged through the Special Events Unit and coordination of  on-duty personnel for visitation has been arranged through the Emergency Services Command.  All other requests and questions should be relayed through the proper chain-of-command.

Arrangements for Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Christopher Hill



The arrangements for Lieutenant Christopher Hill are as follows:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Viewing – 2 pm – 4 pm and 7 pm – 9 pm
Borgwardt Funeral Home
4400 Powdermill Road
Beltsville, Maryland

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Funeral Service – 11 am
Riverdale Baptist Church
1177 Largo Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Repast 
FOP Lodge #89
2905 Old Largo Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland


Protocol Details

Mourning Bands

Mourning bands may be worn horizontally across badges for 30 days until August 21, 2016.  

PGFD Emblem Mourning Stripe

All Department vehicles bearing the emblem of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department shall be marked with a temporary black mourning stripe.  This black stripe should be 3/4 inches in width, diagonally from top left corner to bottom right corner of emblem.

Attire

For the viewing, all on-duty station personnel must wear their County issued work uniform (short-sleeve button down blue shirt and blue pants).  For the funeral, all personnel must wear a Class A uniform. Due to limited availability, white gloves will not be worn.  Personnel unable to obtain a full Class A uniform must wear appropriate business attire (collared shirt, slacks (no jeans), and dress shoes (no sneakers).  Dresses are appropriate for females. 

Coordination of all apparatus has been previously arranged through the Special Events Unit and coordination of  on-duty personnel for visitation has been arranged through the Emergency Services Command.  All other requests and questions should be relayed through the proper chain-of-command.