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Monday, May 2, 2011

Fire Safety Day at the Census Bureau

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department recently took advantage of an opportunity to interact with a group of young men and women and talk about fire safety and injury prevention.

On Thursday, April 28, 2011, The United States Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, held a “Bring Your Youth to Work Day” and invited the Fire/EMS Department to interact with the youth. Acting Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor provided an educational speech and reviewed items learned throughout the day to the gathered participants.  Bashoor awarded smoke alarms to the children that were able to provide correct answers to questions he posed about fire safety. Chief Bashoor, with the assistance of the Community Outreach office and 3rd Battalion Firefighter/Medics, also provided tours of fire and EMS apparatus from District Heights Fire/EMS Station #826 and Silver Hill Fire/EMS Station #829.

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