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Friday, June 10, 2011

Fleet Manager Announces Retirement

Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department Fleet Manager, Daniel F. Benedetti, has announced his intention to retire after 31 years of dedicated service to the county’s citizens and residents. A luncheon commemorating his retirement and service to the county was held at the H.J. Crisman Apparatus Maintenance Facility in Forestville, where many former and current members of the Department were on hand to celebrate with him.

Danny has been responsible for managing the fleet of fire, EMS, specialty apparatus and associated tools and equipment such as generators of one of the largest and busiest combination departments in the country. The maintenance facility is also responsible for fit testing and repair of self contained breathing apparatus and breathing air bottles.  To his credit is the development of specifications for the purchase of new apparatus, along with ensuring strict safety guidelines for all county and volunteer-owned apparatus. Benedetti has been the driving force behind any new design and purchase of new county apparatus over the past dozen years including engines, squads, ladder trucks/towers, specialty units and the total upgrade to the department’s fleet of ambulances with the purchase of 70 new units in 2007.

Danny Benedetti began his fire service career as a volunteer member of the Bowie Fire Department in March of 1975; he was hired by the county six years later. Danny and wife, Teresa, and their two daughters, Alyssa and Sophia, are relocating to San Antonio, Texas.

 Thanks to retired PGFD Stu Newman for the pictures.

Danny Benedetti and former boss John Crisman.  The Apparatus Maintenance Facility
was re-named in Mr. Crismans honor when he retired.

Dannys daughter, Alyssa, and wife, Teresa, stand with him as his Retirement Certificate
is presented by Acting Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor. 

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