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Sunday, October 15, 2017

PGFD Open House at St Joes

Images from an Open House event held at the St Joeesph Fire/EMS Station in Springdale.  Thanks to Alan Doubleday, Steve Tabak and Marvin Perry for the video and images.





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Friday, October 13, 2017

Assistant Fire Chief Graduates from Institute of Regional Excellence

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

Congratulations are in order for Assistant Fire Chief Dana Brooks for her participation and graduation as a Prince George’s County representative in the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Institute of Regional Excellence (IRE) Program through George Washington University (GWU).  Brooks received her Certified Public Manager (CPM) recognition on Friday October 6. 

"I am proud of Assistant Chief Brooks accomplishments with the Institute of Regional Excellence as well as her daily efforts to keep Prince George's County a safer place to live, work and visit," said Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale.

Dana Brooks is currently working as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety, Mr. Mark Magaw.  Mr. Magaw, Deputy Fire Chief Tiffany Green and Captain Aaron White were in attendance at the graduation ceremony.  


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

"Job Well Done" from The Dictionary Initiative

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

Prince George's County Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale recently received a very complimentary letter  concerning the actions of his personnel.  Sarah Cavitt, Project Chair of the Dictionary Initiative, wrote to Barksdale saying, "Thank you, Battalion Chief Catterton and all the other fire/ems personnel for participating in the distribution of dictionaries at the Fort Foote ES on Thursday, October 5, 2017. The children were really thrilled to see all the 'uniformed' personnel." 

The books distributed to the students were sponsored by the Riverbend Estates Neighborhood Association. 

"I am always pleased to hear that our personnel made a difference at an event or in someones life," responded Fire Chief Barksdale.  "I also would like to thank Battalion Chief Ashley Catterton and the 5th Battalion personnel for representing the Fire/EMS Department in such an outstanding manner. Job well done."

Pictures provided courtesy of Sarah Cavitt, The Dictionary Initiative




Saturday, October 7, 2017

Important Notice Concerning Sunday's LODD Memorial Service in Emmitsburg

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Donna Clark 240-723-0615

Inclement weather forecast forces National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service 
to new location

New location: Mount St. Mary’s University

Emmitsburg, MD – Due to the forecast of rain on Sunday, October 8th, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is moving to the backup location for this weekend’s Memorial Service to honor 95 firefighters who died in the line of duty. 

Sunday’s Memorial Service will be at Mount St. Mary’s University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727, at 10:00 am and is open to the public. Parking for Press is in the A Lot. Press should plan to arrive by 8:15 am and be in place by 9:00 am. 

NFFF provides live satellite feed and streaming of ceremonies along with video of events for downloading courtesy of VISTA Worldlink, WUSA9.com, Freedom Broadcast Group and Digital Comm Link. For a complete list of fallen firefighters being honored and a widget to display their information on your website go to http://live.firehero.org . There you will also find Memorial Weekend streaming information, videos, photos, and satellite coordinates.
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Live streaming of the Memorial Service at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Live streaming of the Memorial Service at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Prince George's County Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant John "Skillet" Ulmschneider suffered a Line of Duty Death on April 15, 2016 and will be memorialized this year.






Live Video Will Also Available On These Websites

  •  FireEngineering.com
  •  Firehouse.com
  • FirefighterNation.com
  •  FireRescue1.com
  •  Firerescuemagazine.com
  •  rosehillfire.org
  •  Statter911.com
  •  WBRC.com

2017 Maryland Versus New York Public Safety Lacrosse Game

2017 Maryland Versus New York Public Safety Lacrosse Game 

This game will also be played to honor all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11. It will also be the rededication of the US Lacrosse Headquarters 9/11 memorial with a piece of the World Trade Center and Pentagon added to the memorial. The US Lacrosse 9/11 memorial is dedicated to all the the people associated with the sport of Lacrosse who also gave the ultimate sacrifice. It consists of six (6) spokes to represent the Iriqous Nations (also known as the 6 Nations) who invented the modern day game of Lacrosse. Game will be competitive as many of the athletes have played at the highest levels of Lacrosse previously.

WHEN: October 8, 2017 at 1000 hours

WHERE: US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland

WHAT: Public Safety Officers from the City of New York will square up against Maryland in a
9/11 rememberance game. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WHO: Participating agencies below

FDNY
FDPD
Port Authority of New York
Nassau County Sheriffs
Anne Arundel County Police and Fire
Baltimore City Police and Fire
Baltimore County Police and Fire
Alexandria Sheriffs
Calvert County Sheriffs
DCFD
FBI
Montgomery County Police and Fire
Prince George’s County Police and Fire
Prince George’s County Sherrifs
Talbot County EMS


Contact below for more information or sponsorship opportunities:

Mike Linynsky 410-703-8277 mklinynsky@iaff1619.org

PGFD Ulmschneider to be honored at National Memorial this weekend

Help honor lives of 95 fallen firefighters by live-streaming national tributes 

Fallen Firefighters to be honored at National Memorial this weekend 


Prince George's County Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant John "Skillet" Ulmschneider suffered a Line of Duty Death on April 15, 2016.  He will be memorialized at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD this Sunday concluding a weekend of services to remember our fallen and to assist survivors.  In addition to Ulmschneider the lives of other 74 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2016 and 20 firefighters who died in previous years will be honored during the 36th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

The service begins at 10:00 a.m. (ET) at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland and is open to the public. During the service, a bronze plaque bearing the names of the fallen will be officially added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. These firefighters also will be remembered in a special Candlelight Service on Saturday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. (ET). We encourage you to carry both services live.

The annual tribute is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Fire Administration. More than 5,000 people, including Members of Congress, Administration officials and other dignitaries, members of the fire service, and families, friends, and co-workers of the fallen firefighters are expected to attend.

· For live streaming information and satellite coordinates along with video of events for downloading. Go to live.firehero.org.

· For a complete list by state of fallen firefighters being honored and a widget to display their information on your website, along with Memorial Weekend videos and photos, visit media.firehero.org for details.

· Follow Memorial Weekend social media for news and updates. Please share and retweet.

#firehero2017; http://facebook.com/NationalFallenFirefightersFoundation

http://twitter.com/NFFF_News and http://weekend.firehero.org.

Media Contact: Donna Clark 240-723-0615