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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Excellence in EMS Report Documentation

Congratulations are in order for Fire Fighter/Medic Johnathan W. Bender for a recent commendation from Emergency Medical Services.  Major Dennis C. Wood, Emergency Medical Services, commended Bender for his consistent excellence in EMS report documentation.  In making the presentation Major Wood stated, "Your overall actions exemplify the level of professional emergency medical care that every provider should strive for each day."  A complete letter of commendation is below.

Fire Fighter/Medic Captain Jaimee-Leigh Joroff/Quality Assurance Officer, Major Dennis Wood, Fire Fighter/Medic Bender and Paul Cissel, Captain/ALS Clinical Coordinator.





Commendation - Bender Documentation -

Career Recruit School #44 Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony
for the
Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department
Career Recruit School #44
to be held on
Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
to be held at
Charles H. Flowers High School,
10001 Ardwick Ardmore Road, Springdale, Maryland. 
All are welcome.

IAFF Best Pink Campaign T-Shirt Design Contest

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


IAFF Best Pink Campaign T-Shirt Design Contest

This is an opportunity to show our gratitude to the PGFD personnel that sold nearly 1400 T-shirts and raised $10,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Vote for the PGFD Design as being the very best!!!

Voting begins Tuesday, November 1 and ends Thursday, November 10 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Click on each image for a larger view. Once you vote, you cannot vote for the same T-shirt again. The winner will be announced by November 15.

Vote for L1619 Design.  Click here, locate L1619 and vote!!!

Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery - SIMPLE AND FREE

Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery - SIMPLE AND FREE

MEDIA CONTACT: PGFD On-Duty PIO, 301-883-7154

Each year the men and women of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS)Department remind our citizens and residents to save lives and limit property damage by promoting working smoke alarms.

Twice a year we promote our campaign that when citizens and residents change their clocks to change their battery in their smoke and CO alarms as well. It is especially important in the Fall when cold weather is upon us and the possibility of fire increases as everyone tries to stay warm.

Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Citizens and residents are reminded that when they move their clocks back 1 hour that they also provide a fresh battery in their smoke and CO alarms as well.

• Having a working smoke alarm increase the chances of surviving a fire by 50%

• No smoke alarms were present in 43% of the home fire deaths.

• In 22% of the home fire deaths, smoke alarms were present but did not sound.

• An estimated 890 lives could be saved each year if all homes had working smoke alarms!

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, as well as every Department in the National Capital Region, has a free smoke alarm program. Simply call our smoke alarm hotline at 301-864-SAFE (7233) and a firefighter will come to your house and install a smoke alarm; FREE OF CHARGE!!! You can also apply on-line by clicking here.

Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor stated, "It’s a Law we can live with!!!  Safety First will ensure everyone goes home."   In Prince George’s County residents are required to have at least one working smoke alarm in your home. The Fire/EMS Department recommends you have one on every level of your home and if you sleep with your bedroom door closed; have a working smoke alarm installed in your bedroom as well.

Also;

Test your smoke alarm every month by pushing the test button.

Change the battery in your alarm at least once-a-year.

Clean your smoke alarm on a regular basis with a clean rag or vacuum.

Replace your smoke alarm if it is more than 10 years old

12-year-Old 911 Hero Presented with Fire Chiefs Award

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Suitland…Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor presented Chyna Campbell a “FIRE CHIEFS AWARD” for her actions on Thursday, October 27, 2011. On that afternoon Chyna called 911 to report a apartment on fire with a family trapped on the balcony. Her calm and precise instructions to the 911 call taker provided firefighters with information that enabled them to quickly rescue the family and extinguish the fire.


Today, Fire Chief Bashoor, Firefighter/Medics from District Heights Fire/EMS Station #826 and Chyna’s family visited her 7th grade class at the Drew Freeman Middle School on Brooks Drive in Suitland. Fire Chief Bashoor presented the 12 year old with the award and played a recording of Chyna’s 911 call.

Teresa Crisman from the Fire/EMS Departments Community Outreach Office used the award presentation as a teachable moment and used a 911 simulator to demonstrate making a 911 call.

Original story on the fire and rescue can be found by clicking here.


Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor presented Chyna Campbell a “FIRE CHIEFS AWARD” for her actions on Thursday, October 27, 2011.


Fire Chief Bashoor and Chyna’s family visited her 7th grade class at the Drew Freeman Middle School on Brooks Drive in Suitland. Fire Chief Bashoor presented the 12 year old with a Fire Chiefs Award.

Teresa Crisman from the Fire/EMS Departments Community Outreach Office used the award presentation as a teachable moment and used a 911 simulator to demonstrate making a 911 call.




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