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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Emergency Service Awards - Multiple Firefighters - Career and Volunteer

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

Prince George's County Fire/EMS Chief Marc S. Bashoor presented several Emergency Services Awards to deserving, career and volunteer, members of the Department for their actions on a house fire in Lewisdale.

On Sunday, November 27, 2011,  these personnel were crew members onboard fire apparatus from several companies which responded to a house fire at 2411 Griffen Street in the Chillum-Adelphi area.  On arrival,  crews encountered a working fire with three victims possibly trapped inside the residence.  Some personnel entered the premise ahead of the hose line and searched in high heat conditions with low visibility while one took command of the incident and than proceeded to transition his abilities from incident commander to firefighter to paramedic throughout the course of the incident.  Firefighters located three unconscious victims in different areas of the house and with the assistance of other crew members, removed the victims to the exterior of the house to awaiting EMS units.

Despite the outstanding efforts of all personnel on the scene, sadly, all three victims succumbed to their injuries after arriving at the hospital.

Fire Chief Bashoor was able to personally greet and present Emergency Services Awards to personnel from Chillum, Hyattsville and College Park on Tuesday, January 24.  In making the award presentations he stated, "For your performance on the scene of the aforementioned incident, you are hereby presented a Fire/EMS Department Emergency Service Award.  Congratulations and thank you for a job well done!  Your actions represent the excellent service our Department strives to provide to the citizens of Prince George’s County."

The following personnel were presented with Emergency Services Awards  

Chillum Fire/EMS Station 844
Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Russell Poe

College Park Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteer Fire Fighter Troy Dannenfelser

College Park Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteer Sergeant Timothy Curran

College Park Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteer Sergeant Matthew McSherry

Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteer Fire Fighter Henery Sullivan

Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteer Fire Fighter Daniel Leyden

Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteer Fire Fighter Matthew Lauria

Volunteer Firefighter recipients from Hyattsville and College Park with Hyattsville Volunteer Chief David Hang, College Park Volunteer Chief Bill Corrigan, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor, Deputy Fire Chief Neal Dennis, Major Paul Cruz and Major Adon Snyder.

Also receiving Emergency Services Awards are:

Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteer Lieutenant Ben Ross
Volunteer Firefighter Chris Hagan

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