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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fire/EMS Department Participate in Career Day at Gray Elementary

Fire/EMS Department Participate in Career Day at Gray Elementary

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Lieutenant Colonel Dennis states - “Education is the key to everyone’s success not only in the Fire Service but in every aspect of every career and I want each and every one of you to take advantage of your educational opportunities.”

Deputy Chief Neal Dennis talks with students during Career Day at local elementary school.

Robert R. Gray Elementary School (4949 Addison Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20743) hosted their Annual Career Day. The purpose of their career day was to acquaint the children with a wide variety of career opportunities (especially in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and the attitudes necessary for success. Lieutenant Colonel Dennis discussed how Science plays an important role in the Fire Service. He discussed the basic components of the fire tetrahedron to the students and the importance of that knowledge to the Fire/EMS Department.

Fire/EMS Major Corey Smedley poses for a picture with students.

Captain Jenkins discuss the importance of math in the Fire Service and how we use hydraulics to move water to extinguish the fire.

Volunteer Billy McNeel showcase the new Office of Homeland Security ”ALL-HAZARDS TRAILER” which simulates various weather related incidents and fire hazards in the home.

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