|L to R William Price, Daniel Leyden, John Wakeley, Acting Lt. Col. Jerry LaMoria, |
Anthony J. Wallach and Roland Berg during presentation of Letter of Recognition.
These members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department received letters of recognition from Acting Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor. The letters were presented during a Battalion Chief’s Meeting at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.
Receiving the Letters of Recognition were:
Paramedic Captain Roland Berg - Emergency Medical Services
Fire Fighter Anthony J. Wallach – Chillum-Adelphi Fire/EMS Station #834
Volunteer Fire Fighter John Wakeley – Chillum-Adelphi Fire/EMS Station #834
Volunteer Fire Fighter William Price – Hyattsville Fire/EMS Station #801
Volunteer Fire Fighter Daniel Leyden – Hyattsville Volunteer Fire/EMS Station #801
Each member received the following letter from Acting Chief Bashoor:
“Recently, I was informed of an incident that occurred on December 27, 2010, regarding a gentleman who resides at the Heartland Health Care Center, whose battery operated wheelchair had broken down. A834, UT801 and EMS801 responded on the call and provided assistance, ensuring that the gentleman arrived safely back at the nursing home. Weather conditions that evening were frigid, and prolonged exposure to the elements could have resulted in a tragedy.
Actions by Fire Fighter Anthony J. Wallach, Captain Roland Berg, and Volunteer Fire Fighters John Wakeley, William Price and Daniel Leyden, are highly commendable, and should be emulated by all members of the Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department. The spirit of cooperation among all of the crews involved in resolving this issue shows each one’s commitment to providing the highest level of service to the citizens and residents we serve.
It is with great pleasure that I recognize you for your outstanding performance. Without your rapid intervention, the outcome could have been very different. On behalf of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, the citizens and residents of the County, and myself, I would like to thank you for a job well done.”