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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thanks from the NFFF - Producing the Seat Belt PSA

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department recently received a note of thanks from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).  Ronald Jon Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF, thanked the Department for providing personnel and apparatus that were used in a new seat belt public service announcement.  Ron Siarnicki wrote, "I want to thank you for helping the NFFF with our effort to create a new seat belt PSA.  I had the opportunity to release the clip at Firehouse World in San Diego on Monday.  Already we are well over 8000 internet views in just a day and a half.  Your crews did an excellent job and as was expected your staff went out of their way to make it all happen.  Thanks for your help, support and friendship."  

Personnel from the Alexandria Fire Department also participated in the PSA which was produced by Dave Statter.  

Shooting the video proved to be a challenge for Dave and his production crew.  A 4-alarm fire occurred on the day he was scheduled to shoot in Alexandria and the date he selected for Prince George's County was February 19, 2011, the day of the wind driven fires.  Statter and crew adapted and overcame the challenges and produced an effective PSA with important message for all emergency personnel. 

Thanks to College Park, Branchville and others for helping out and participating in this worthwhile effort.

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