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Friday, November 27, 2009

Neighbor Helping Neighbor - Bladensburg Volunteers Deliver the Goods

MEDIA CONTACT: Randy S. Kuenzli, VP and Chairman of the Board of Directors, 301-883-7709

Firefighters from the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc. not only spend their holidays protecting the community, but go steps beyond to take part in making the holiday a little brighter for others, maybe not so fortunate.

Under the direction of Chief Matthew Fowler, the volunteers teamed up with Brandywine Costco to distribute large Turkeys, danishes, desserts, rolls and other meal trimmings.

Bladensburg is an all Volunteer department, operating within the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department combination system, answering over 5000 fire and EMS calls per year in the metropolitan Washington DC area. When not providing emergency service we are usually found asking the community for donations towards our operating expenses. These operational funds allow us to continue to provide the highest level of professional fire, rescue and EMS service available.

It is however, important to remember that we are a neighbor within the community. During the holidays, the volunteers take great pride in being able to give back to the community by helping out our more elderly residents or those a little less fortunate. It is a great feeling to greet our neighbors, to see a smile on there faces with out the needs of an emergency to bring us together. Neighbors helping neighbors. We wish everyone a wonderful and safe thanksgiving and holiday weekend. Our thanks goes out to Costco as well, for helping us bring the smiles to so many faces today.

Additional information and pictures can be found on Bladensburg's web site at www.bv9fd.com.