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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Employee Awards

Prince George’s County Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones bestowed three awards to deserving members of the Fire/EMS Department today. The presentations were made today, Thursday, October 21, 2010, in the Office of the Fire Chief, Headquarters, Largo, MD.

The first award presented was for the September Employee of the Month. This award was presented to Administrative Assistant Eugenia M. Mercer. In making the award presentation, Fire Chief Jones stated, “Because of your hard work and commitment, the Prince George’s County Homeland Security office was awarded the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG Byrne Grant. The beneficiaries of this grant include the Fire/EMS Department, Office of Homeland Security, Department of Corrections and the Office of the Sheriff. Overall, the grant will be administered through the Fire/EMS Department, with you taking the lead. Despite having a very short time frame to take the grant through the ARC process, you were not deterred from your task. Your determination to “make it happen” notwithstanding the challenges you encountered during the time, is greatly appreciated.”

Eugenia Mercer was originally nominated for this award by Major Darren Ware and Lt Col. Angela Peden.

Chief Jones presented the October Employee of the Month Award to Administrative Aide Teresa A. Meunier. Chief Jones stated, “You are being recognized for your vast knowledge of Risk Management policies and procedures, which enhances the efficiency of the Risk Management Office. Your dedication, evidenced by your willingness to go above and beyond your duties; and your overall professionalism.”

Teresa Meunier was nominated for this award by Major Erroll George and Acting Lt. Col. Steve Hess.

Fire Chief Jones also announced that he was awarding Acting Lt. Col. Tyrone C. Forby the September Manager of the Month Award for his leadership and fiscal management of the Emergency Operations Command. Chief Jones stated, “Acting Lt. Col. Forby has managed well during a difficult transition.

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